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Boys and Girls Learn Differently Action Guide for Teachers

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ISBN-10: 0787964859

ISBN-13: 9780787964856

Edition: 2003 (Teachers Edition, Instructors Manual, etc.)

Authors: Michael Gurian, Arlette C. Ballew

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The landmark book Boys and Girls Learn Differently! outlines the brain-based educational theories and techniques that can be used to transform classrooms and help children learn better. Now The Boys and Girls Learn Differently Action Guide for Teachers presents experiential learning techniques that teachers can use to create an environment and enriched curriculum that take into account the needs of the developing child's brain and allows both boys and girls to gain maximum learning opportunities. This important and easy-to-use guide is based on the latest scientific scholarship on the differences between boy's and girl's brains, neurological development, hormonal effects, behavior, and…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/17/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.30" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.792

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
Applying Brain-Based Research
Boys and Girls Learn Differently!
Using This Guide
The Contents of This Guide
Background: How the Brain Learns
Inherent Differences Between Boys' and Girls' Brains
Developmental and Structural Differences
Chemical and Hormonal Differences
Functional Differences
Differences in Processing Emotion
Why There are Differences Between Male and Female Brains
A Brief History of Brain Differences
Hormones in Utero and at Puberty
How Brain-Based Differences Affect Boys and Girls
Learning-Style Differences
Learning Differences and the Intelligences
Applying Brain-Based Gender Research
Academic Performance and Classroom Behavior
Reading and Writing Competence
Test Scores
Psychological, Learning, and Behavioral Disorders
Maturity, Discipline, and Behavior
Educational Aspirations
Athletics and Extracurricular Activities
Cultural Gender Bias
Sexual Abuse and Violence
Bonding and Attachment
Preschool and Kindergarten
Handling Children's Emotional Stress
Bonding and Attachment Solutions
Elementary School
Bonding and Attachment Activities
Handling Students' Emotional Stress
The Role of the Mentor
Middle School
The Early Adolescent's Drop in Self-Esteem
Handling Students' Emotional Stress
Community Collaboration
High School
Showing Interest in Students
Communication and Conflict Resolution
Peer Leadership, Not Peer Pressure
Mentoring
Discipline and Related Issues
Boys and Aggression Nurturance
Preschool and Kindergarten
Dealing with Aggressive Behavior
Elementary School
Learning from Past Mistakes
Discipline Techniques After an Offending Act
Techniques to Prevent Undisciplined Behavior
Conflict and Anger Management
Motivational Techniques
Character Education
Dealing with Cruelty, Hazing, and Violence
The Role of Media
Middle School
Strategies for Providing Discipline
Community Collaboration
Character Education
High School
Techniques to Prevent Undisciplined Behavior
Character Education and Service Projects
Helping Young Males to Manage Aggression
Math, Science, and Spatial Learning
Preschool and Kindergarten
Techniques to Encourage Learning
Self-Directed Activities
Integrated Use of the Physical Environment
Games to Encourage Logical-Mathematical Thinking
Elementary School
Techniques to Encourage Learning
Using Manipulatives Whenever Possible
Mixing Modalities and Strategies
Use of Computers and Other Media
Middle School
Techniques to Encourage Learning
Boys and Girls Need Some of the Same Things
Computer Science and Gender in Middle School and High School
High School
Techniques to Encourage Learning
Language, Reading, Writing, and Social Science
Preschool and Kindergarten
Using Movement, Manipulatives, and Props
Elementary School
Techniques to Encourage Learning
Using Manipulatives
Providing Various Learning Modalities
Middle School
Techniques to Encourage Learning
High School
Teaching Reading
Teaching Language
Teaching Social Science
Physical Learning and Nutrition
The Need for Physical Activity
Preschool and Kindergarten
Developing Fine Motor Skills
The Outdoor Classroom
Elementary School
Movement and Motor Skills
Sports and Athletics
The Outdoor Classroom
Middle School and High School
Sports and Athletics
Mixed-Gender Sports
The Outdoor Classroom
Nutrition and Learning
Obesity
Carbohydrates, Proteins, and the School Day
Fatty Acids
Special Education
A Program for Reading and Writing
Preschool and Kindergarten
Bonding and School-Home Alliances
Use of Psychotropic Medication
Elementary School
Techniques to Encourage Learning
Spatial Stimulants, Movement, and Multisensory Approaches
The Multisensory Approach to Reading Problems
Middle School
Factors in the Need for Special Education
Techniques to Encourage Learning
The Underachiever
High School
Techniques to Encourage Learning
Planning Your Own Experiential Activities
Introducing Experiential Learning
The Natural Learning Process
The Teacher as Facilitator
Experiential Learning Techniques
Important Factors in Planning Experiential Learning
Purpose(s)
Students
Timing
Involvement
Preferred Input Modes
Instructions
Modes of Expression
Psychological Safety
Equipment, Manipulatives, and Props
Planning Activities and Games to Enhance Learning
Developmental Themes for Creating Learning Techniques and Activities
Structural Innovations
Preschool and Kindergarten
Innovations to Encourage Learning
Parent-Involvement Programs
Elementary School
Use of School Time
Class Size and Number of Teachers
Use of Group Dynamics and Group Work
Standardized Testing
Middle School
Separate-Sex Education
Psychosocial Education
Rites of Passage
Uniforms and Dress Codes
Other Innovations to Encourage Learning
High School
Class Size
Team Teaching and Homerooms
Use of School Time
Uniforms and Dress Codes
Innovations Students Want
Full Psychosocial Education
Rites of Passage
Counterinnovations