Boys and Girls Learn Differently!: A Guide for Teachers and by Michael Gurian

By Michael Gurian

During this profoundly major booklet, writer Michael Gurian synthesizes this present wisdom and obviously demonstrates how this contrast in hard-wiring and socialized gender ameliorations impacts how girls and boys study. Gurian offers a brand new approach to train our youngsters in line with mind technology, neurological improvement, and chemical and hormonal disparities.

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By Michael Gurian

During this profoundly major booklet, writer Michael Gurian synthesizes this present wisdom and obviously demonstrates how this contrast in hard-wiring and socialized gender ameliorations impacts how girls and boys study. Gurian offers a brand new approach to train our youngsters in line with mind technology, neurological improvement, and chemical and hormonal disparities.

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In Nancy’s words, “Sometimes girls are very fragile and need a special kind of attention. ” Coming from someone of so much experience, these stories opened the door to other comments at the training. Some of the parents and teachers who had not wanted to talk strenuously about male-female difference felt more courage to do so. “Boys and girls are so different,” said a parent of four. “They just come out of the womb that way. I had two of each, and I started out thinking they’d be the same. ” “I’ve taught twenty years,” said another teacher, “and if I’ve learned anything it’s that while boys and girls are the same in lots of ways, they are definitely different.

How the Brain Works How does the brain actually work? Our answer to this question is far more complete than it was two decades ago, but it is a long way from finished. One might just as well attempt to fully describe how the planet works, how our solar system works, or how the universe works, for the brain is no less complex, fascinating, and mysterious than these other things are. In describing and graphically illustrating the workings of the brain, we must leave out more than we put in. For the purposes of this book, we strive to include all the areas where there is, ultimately, some difference between male and female brains.

My role was not just to teach him reading, writing, and ’rithmetic. ” She told us about a seventh-grade girl whose father had died during the summer. The girl, very bright, was underachieving. ” Nancy decided one day to drive her home from school herself and try to become close. Nancy ended up becoming a friend of the family and helping the girl not only achieve again but also work through her grief. Nancy was practicing an intuitive, early version of what we now refer to as raising a child’s self-esteem and making sure a girl doesn’t lose her voice.

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