Boys and Girls Learn Differently! A Guide for Teachers and Parents

ISBN-10: 0470608250

ISBN-13: 9780470608258

Edition: 10th 2010 (Revised)

Authors: Michael Gurian, Kathy Stevens

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This book offers much-needed tools, based on scientific and psychological field research, that demonstrates the fundamental core differences in boys and girls learning styles, skills, strengths, and weakness, based upon specific ages of development. Boys and girls are both hard-wired and socialized differently, and consequently exhibit distinct gender differences. For example, girls talk sooner, develop better vocabularies, read better and have better fine motor skills. Boys, on the other hand, have better auditory memory, three dimensional reasoning, are more prone to explore and learn more through direct action and kinetic movement then while sitting in a chair at a desk all day. This has profound implications on how classrooms are designed, built, and utilized, from Kindergarten to high school graduation.This gender-based way to education our children is based on brain science, neurological development, and chemical and hormonal disparaties. The innovations based on these discoveries were applied and proven successful in schools throughout the world.Major research and developmental advances have been made since the first edition of this book was published, particularly in the field of brain imaging that reveals exactly how boys and girls learn, and what's the difference. We now know much more about memory, vision, aural and kinetic experiences of the brain and how it influences the classroom. Consequently this revised edition includes cutting edge tips and technique as well as examples from field trial from a broad variety of schools and settings.The book also tackles the thorny question of same-sex education, with Gurian recommending that during the middle school years -- seventh, eighth, and ninth grades particularly -- boys and girls can benefit greatly from being in single-sex classrooms.
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List price: $15.99
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/27/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

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.

Who We Are and What We Do
How to Use This New Edition
Success Stories Since the Missouri Pilot
Innovating With Single-Sex Options
Moving Forward at the Nexus of Science and Practice
How Boys and Girls Learn Differently
How the Brain Learns: Inherent Differences Between Boys and Girls
The Wide Spectrum of Gender in the Brain
How the Brain Works
How Boys' and Girls' Minds Are Different
Developmental and Structural Differences
Chemical Differences
Hormonal Differences
Functional Differences
Differences in Processing Emotion
Why the Brains Are Different
A Brief History of Brain Difference
The Role of Hormones in the Womb and at Puberty
How Brain-Based Differences Affect Boys and Girls
Areas of Learning-Style Difference
Deductive and Inductive Reasoning
Abstract and Concrete Reasoning
Use of Language
Logic and Evidence
The Likelihood of Boredom
Sensitivity and Group Dynamics
Use of Symbolism
Use of Learning Teams
Learning Differences and the Intelligences
Time and Sequence
Space and Place
Applying the Intelligences to Brain-Based Gender Difference
The State of Boys and Girls in Our Schools
Advantages for Boys, Challenges for Girls
Advantages for Girls, Challenges for Boys
Applying Brain-Based Research to Gender Advantage
Studies Based on Political Assumptions
The Political Search for Workplace Privation
Creating the Ultimate Classroom
Creating the Ultimate Classroom for Both Boys and Girls
Authors' Note
The Ultimate Preschool and Kindergarten Classroom
The Foundation of Early Learning: Bonding and Attachment
Handling Children's Emotional Stress
Bonding and Attachment Solutions
Day Care, Preschool, and Kindergarten Community Building
The Case for Preschool
Parents as Teachers
The Parent Education Coordinator
Nutrition and Learning
Carbohydrates, Proteins, and the School Day
Fatty Acids
Dealing with Aggressive Behavior
Aggression Nurturance
Increasing Empathy Nurturance and Verbalization
Discipline Techniques
The Outdoor Classroom
Directing Boys and Girls to Academic Excellence
Teaching Math and Spatials
Language Development
Special Education
Creating a Tribe: Bonding and School-Home Alliances
Use of Psychotropic Medications
The Ultimate Preschool and Kindergarten Classroom for Both Boys and Girls
For the Boys
For the Girls
Tips for Parents
The Ultimate Elementary School Classroom
Structural Innovations
Use of School Time
Class Size, Number of Teachers, and Teacher-to-Student Ratio
Using Group Dynamics and Group Work as a Basis of Pedagogy
Use of Computers and Other Media in Elementary School
The Outdoor Classroom
Bonding and Attachment in Elementary Learning
Handling Students' Emotional Stress
The Role of the Mentor
Community Collaboration: Mentors from Outside the School
How to Provide Discipline in the Elementary Classroom
Learning from Past Mistakes
Discipline Techniques After an Offending Act
Discipline Techniques to Prevent Undisciplined Behavior
Motivation Techniques
Character Education
Integrating Character Education into the Whole School
Dealing with Cruelty, Hazing, and Violence
Definition of Terms
Zero-Tolerance Policies
Innovations for Academic Excellence
Innovations for Teaching Language Arts, Especially Reading and Writing
Innovations for Teaching Math and Science
Standardized Testing
Special Education, Learning Disabilities, and Behavioral. Disabilities
Class Within a Class
Fast ForWord
Other Spatial Stimulants and Use of Movement
The Multisensory Approach to Reading Problems
Cooperative and Competitive Learning
Sports and Athletics
The Ultimate Elementary Classroom for Both Boys and Girls
For the Boys
For the Girls
Tips for Parents
The Ultimate Middle SchoolClassroom
Structural Innovations
Single-Sex Education
Rites of Passage
Use of Uniforms
Classroom Size and Other Innovations
Bonding and Attachment
The Early Adolescent's Drop in Self-Esteem
Handling Students' Emotional Stresses
Community Collaboration
How to Provide Discipline in the Middle School Classroom
Strategies for Providing Discipline
Mandatory Sports
Character Education
Innovations for Teaching Language Arts and Math and Science
Innovations for Teaching Language Arts
Innovations for Teaching Math and Science
Girls and Computer Science
Special Education
Rethinking Special Education Through the Lens of Gender and the Brain
Innovations for Dealing with Behavioral Elements of Special Ed
The Underachiever as a Special Ed Category
"Mr. Daba": The Power of Bonding
The Ultimate Middle School Classroom for Both Boys and Girls
For the Boys
For the Girls
Tips for Parents
The Ultimate High School Classroom
Bonding and Attachment
Communication and Conflict Resolution
The Art of Mentoring
Peer Leadership, Not Peer Pressure
Discipline Systems
Character Education and Service Projects
Structural Innovations
Class and School Size
Time and Time-of-Day Innovations
The Innovations Students Are Asking For
Rites of Passage
Full Psychosocial Education, Not Just Sex Education
Improving Sex Education
Gender Education
Innovations to Improve Academic Learning
Teaching Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Technology and Gender
Teaching Reading and Literacy
Standardized Testing
Special Education
The Ultimate High School Classroom for Both Boys and Girls
For the Boys
For the Girls
Tips for Parents
What High School Students Are Saying: Their Fears
Parents' Book Study for Boys and Girls Learn Differently!
Teachers' Book Study for Boys and Girls Learn Differently!
The Gurian Institute
The Authors
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