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September 2014 Blog Posts (3)

Why do we do what we do?

How much of what we do as educators is done because that’s the way it’s always been done? I imagine that whenever these things, that we do out of a respect for history, were originally executed, there was probably a reason for it. My question is with our society and all of the systems within it changing so rapidly over the past few decades, are those original reasons for doing things a certain way still valid? How would we know unless we re-examined the things that we do in education and see…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on September 11, 2014 at 12:11pm — No Comments

How to Teach Boys

Modern research backs up the fact that there is a gender gap in today’s schools. As a general rule, boys perform lower on standardized tests in all 50 states. In class, boys are likely to get more Ds and Fs, far less than their female counterparts. Today’s schools are attempting to close the gap between the two genders and many have developed strategies to ensure the two are on equal footing when it comes to performance. It is apparent that boys and girls learn differently and it is…

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Added by Shari Duddy on September 3, 2014 at 11:44am — 1 Comment

How to Teach Girls

It is understood that the genders have some key psychological differences which affect the ways boys and girls think, behave and communicate. These differences are evident in various settings such as school, the playground and at home. Boys and girls even tend to play different games and relate to one another quite differently. Girls tend to be more social or collaborative…

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Added by Shari Duddy on September 1, 2014 at 1:02am — No Comments

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