Boys and Girls Learn Differently!: A Guide for Teachers and Parents (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 28, 2002 - Education - 368 pages
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At last, we have the scientific evidence that documents the many biological gender differences that influence learning. For instance, girls talk sooner, develop better vocabularies, read better, and have better fine motor skills. Boys, on the other hand, have better auditory memory, are better at three-dimensional reasoning, are more prone to explore, and achieve greater abstract design ability after puberty.

In this profoundly significant book, author Michael Gurian synthesizes the current knowledge and clearly demonstrates how this distinction in hard-wiring and socialized gender differences affects how boys and girls learn. Gurian presents a new way to educate our children based on brain science, neurological development, and chemical and hormonal disparities. The innovations presented in this book were applied in the classroom and proven successful, with dramatic improvements in test scores, during a two-year study that Gurian and his colleagues conducted in six Missouri school districts.

  

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

User Review  - Chris Silva - Goodreads

Lots of information, but poorly organized, especially in the earlier parts of the book. Some good insights, but the lack of organization hinders using the book for cogent advice. Read full review

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

User Review  - Cara - Goodreads

A must read for every parent and teacher, this book will change the way that you interact with children. As a new teacher this book has been a tremendous help to me, I only wish I had discovered it ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
The Gurian Institute at the University ofMissouriKansas City
11
The Wide Spectrum ofGender in the Brain
17
Why the Brains Are Different
33
HOW BRAINBASED DIFFERENCES AFFECT
43
Applying the lntelligences to BrainBased Gender Difference
52
Creating the Ultimate Classroom
67
THE ULTIMATE PRESCHOOL AN D
73
Special Education Learning Disabilities
187
The Ultimate Elementary Classroom for Both Boys and Girls
196
Structu ral Innovations
203
Bonding and Attachment
218
How to Provide Discipline in the Middle School Classroom
230
Character Education
236
Special Education
246
The Ultimate Middle School Classroom for Both Boys and Girls
257

THE ULTIMATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CLASSROOM
124
Bonding and Attachment in Elementary Learning
138
How to Provide Discipline in the Elementary Classroom
156
Motivation Techniques
167
Innovations for Academic Excellence
176
THE ULTIMATE HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOM
262
EPILOGUE
313
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
323
THE AUTHORS
331
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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.

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