In his best-selling classic Boys and Girls LearnDifferently, Michael Gurian explained the origin and nature ofgender differences in the classroom. His important book exploredthe behavior teachers observed and the challenges they faced withboth boys and girls in their classrooms. Taking the next step,Strategies for Teaching Boys Elementary Level: A Workbook forEducators and Girls offers teachers a hands-on resource thatdraws on the Gurian Institute's research and training withelementary schools and school districts. The workbook presentspractical strategies, lessons, and activities that have beenfield-tested in real classrooms and developed to harness boys' andgirls' unique strengths.
The workbook is designed to help teachers build a solidfoundation of learning and study habits that their students can usein the classroom and at home. It covers the key curricular areasand offers proven techniques to make learning, no matter what thesubject, more engaging for all students.
The workbook is an essential resource for all teachers who wantto improve their practice and get the most from allstudents whatever their gender.
About the Author
MICHAEL GURIAN is the New York Times best-selling author of The Wonder of Boys and nineteen other books, including Boys and Girls Learn Differently!, A Fine Young Man, The Good Son, The Wonder of Girls, and The Minds of Boys. He is a pioneer in the fields of family development and education and has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, CNN, NPR, and in The New York Times, USA Today, Time, Newsweek, and elsewhere.
KATHY STEVENS, coauthor of The Minds of Boys, is the training director of the Gurian Institute and has worked in education, child development, and the nonprofit sector for more than thirty years in programs as diverse as juvenile and adult corrections, cultural competency training, domestic violence prevention, and women's issues.
KELLEY KING is director of the Gurian Institute Education Division. She has been a teacher and school principal for more than twenty years.
Table of Contents
About This Book v
The Authors vii
About the Gurian Institute ix
1 The Science of Boy-Girl Learning Differences 1
2 Keep ’Em Moving: Incorporating Movement Across the Curriculum 15
3 Make It Visual: Tools to Support Your Spatial Learners 35
4 Empower the Learner: Giving Students Choice and Control 67
5 Get Them Learning Together: Increasing Opportunities for Social Interaction 85
6 Making It Matter: Finding Ways to Make Learning Real 99
7 Art Smart: Blending Art and Music into the Core Curriculum 119
8 Connecting with Your Students: Promoting Learning Through Teacher-Child Relationships 139
9 Building Character: The Foundation for Learning and Life 151
10 The Home Stretch: Getting Parents and Teachers on the Same Page 165