Minds of Boys Saving Our Sons from Falling Behind in School and Life

ISBN-10: 0787995282
ISBN-13: 9780787995287
Edition: 2007
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Description: Michael Gurian's blockbuster bestseller The Wonder of Boys is the bible for mothers, fathers, and educators on how to understand and raise boys. It has sold over 400,000 copies, been translated into 17 languages, and sells over 25,000 every year,  More...

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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Michael Gurian's blockbuster bestseller The Wonder of Boys is the bible for mothers, fathers, and educators on how to understand and raise boys. It has sold over 400,000 copies, been translated into 17 languages, and sells over 25,000 every year, which is more than any other book on boys in history. To follow up on this first book, which launched the boy's movement, he has now written this revolutionary new book which confronts what he and a lot of other parents and teachers in this country truly believe to be a "boy's crisis". Here are the facts: Boys today are simply not learning as well as girls Boys receive 70% of the Ds and Fs given all students Boys cause 90% of classroom discipline problems 80% of all high school dropouts are boys Millions of American boys are on Ritalin and other mind-bending control drugs Only 40% of college students are boys And three out of four learning disabled students are boys So what can we do? Gurian has the answer in this enormously fascinating and practical book which shows parents and teachers how to help boys overcome their current classroom obstacles by helping to create the proper learning environment, understand how to help boys work with their unique natural gifts, nurture and expand every bit of their potential, and enabling them to succeed in life the way they ought to. Gurian presents a whole new way of solving the problem based on the success of his program in schools across the country, the latest research and application of neuro-biological research on how boys' brains actually work and how they can learn very well if they're properly taught. Anyone who cares about the future of our boys must read this book.

Michael Gurian is an educator, family therapist, and author of fourteen books, including the bestselling The Wonder of Boys, A Fine Young Man, and The Good Son. He is an internationally celebrated speaker and writer whose work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time, and other national publications, as well as on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and numerous other broadcast media.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Protecting the Minds of Boys
The Current Crisis
Is There Really a Crisis?
Understanding and Fixing the Crisis
The Next Step
How Boys Learn
A New Science
Boy Energy
The Mismatch Between Boys and Conventional Education
Confronting an Educational Myth
Ending the Myth of Gender Plasticity and Supporting the Way Boys Actually Learn
A Boy-Friendly Model for Protecting the Minds of Boys
Becoming Practical
Starting Boys Out in Boy-friendly Learning Environments
Helping Boys Learn Before they Begin School
Protecting the Learning Potential of a Young Brain
Building Bonding and Attachment
Boys' Special Attachment Issues
Ten Strategies to Promote Attachment
The Importance of Emotions in a Boy's Early Education
The Core Philosophy of Choice Making
Promoting Verbal Development in a Young Boy
Balancing a Boy's Fine and Gross Motor Development
Calming the Hidden Stressors in a Boy's Life
Effective Preschool and Early Learning Environments for Boys
Providing a Boy-Friendly Learning Environment
Boys and Sensory Issues
Brain Breaks
Music and the Brain
The Outdoor Classroom
Do You Have to Use Your Words to Use Your Brain?
Removing Key Environmental Stressors from Boys' Lives
Promoting Brain Health
Brain Injuries
Screen Time: TVs, Videos, Video Games, Computers
What a Boy Eats and Drinks
The Beauty of Brain Health
Teaching School Curricula in Boy-friendly Ways
Helping Boys Learn Reading, Writing, and Language Arts
What Parents Can Do
What Teachers Can Do
Do Heroes Read and Write?
Helping Boys Learn Math and Science
Relevance!What Parents Can Do to Help Boys Learn Math
What Teachers Can Do to Help Boys Learn Math
What Parents Can Do to Help Boys Learn Science
What Teachers Can Do to Help Boys Learn Science
The Importance of the Arts and Athletics in Academics
Using Single-gender Classrooms Effectively
The Essential Search for Equality
The Success of Single-Gender Classes
The Importance of Teacher and Parent Buy-In
Single-Gender Sex Education
Bringing Single-Gender Innovations to Your School
Helping Boys Who Need Extra Help
A New Vision of Learning Disabilities, ADD/ADHD, and Behavioral Disorders
The Inherent Fragility of the Male Brain
Changing Our Course
Getting the Right Diagnosis
Treatment
Moving to Optimism
Confronting Undermotivation and Underperformance in Boys' Learning
Undermotivated, Underperforming Boys
Some Causes of Undermotivation—and Some Cures
When Gifted Boys Are Undermotivated
Motivating Our Sons
What Parents and Teachers Can Do to Motivate Boys to Learn
What Parents Can Do
What Teachers Can Do
Helping Gifted Nonachievers
The Key Role of Men in Motivating Boys
Leaving No Boy Behind
Helping Sensitive Boys in Our Schools
Bridge Brains
Fighting Gender Stereotypes
The Emoti

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