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Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Boys & Girls Learn Differently! A Training Program of

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Boys & Girls Learn Differently! A Training Program of the Gurian Institute 1

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! We are Generalizing! We are not Stereotyping! 2

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! We are Generalizing! We are not Stereotyping! 2

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Apply the Gender Lens How does this new lens

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Apply the Gender Lens How does this new lens change our ideas about teaching boys? 3

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Classroom Strategies: Closing the Gender Gap in Literacy 4

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Classroom Strategies: Closing the Gender Gap in Literacy 4

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Increase Movement • Shorter verbal chunks • Brain Breaks

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Increase Movement • Shorter verbal chunks • Brain Breaks • Lessons with movement • Social interaction • Flexible work areas • Small motor stimulation 15 16 17 5

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! How does movement help learning? 15 6

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! How does movement help learning? 15 6

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! General Movement Ideas 7

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! General Movement Ideas 7

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! General Movement Ideas 8

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! General Movement Ideas 8

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! General Movement Ideas 9

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! General Movement Ideas 9

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! General Movement Ideas Stand up instead of raising hand

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! General Movement Ideas Stand up instead of raising hand 10

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! General Movement Ideas Take regular stretch breaks 11

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! General Movement Ideas Take regular stretch breaks 11

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! General Movement Ideas Students get up to get own

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! General Movement Ideas Students get up to get own supplies 12

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! General Movement Ideas Stress balls www. officeplayground. com and

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! General Movement Ideas Stress balls www. officeplayground. com and www. orientaltrading. com 13

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Content-Integrated Movement Ideas Ball Toss Review 17 14

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Content-Integrated Movement Ideas Ball Toss Review 17 14

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Content-Integrated Movement Ideas Continent Scramble 15

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Content-Integrated Movement Ideas Continent Scramble 15

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Content-Integrated Movement Ideas Phonics Phitness e 16

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Content-Integrated Movement Ideas Phonics Phitness e 16

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Content-Integrated Movement Ideas

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Content-Integrated Movement Ideas

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Creating space… • Boys need more physical work space.

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Creating space… • Boys need more physical work space. • Make sure desks can be moved aside. • Create a variety of seating arrangements 18

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Keep some floor space open, if possible 19

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Keep some floor space open, if possible 19

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Take it outdoors! 20

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Take it outdoors! 20

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Outdoor Classroom: For the brain to grow it needs

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Outdoor Classroom: For the brain to grow it needs the body to move! 21

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! When do you use music? Relaxing - Energizing -

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! When do you use music? Relaxing - Energizing - Transitioning 30 22

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Boys and Girls Learn Differently! www. songsthatteach. com www. songsforteaching. com 23

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! In your table group some up with: • A

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! In your table group some up with: • A lesson that could incorporate movement • A great idea for a Brain Break • A great movement song Choose someone who will share your best idea with the whole group! 24

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Brain Break 16 25

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Brain Break 16 25

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Use Visual-Spatials • Graphic Organizers 26

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Use Visual-Spatials • Graphic Organizers 26

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! ♥☼ $ ♂ • Learning Scrolls • Word Walls

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! ♥☼ $ ♂ • Learning Scrolls • Word Walls • Symbol Cards 27

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Boys and Girls Learn Differently! How To Make A Mask • Take a piece

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! How To Make A Mask • Take a piece of paper and cut a • circle. Then draw two eyes and • cut it out. Then draw a mouth • and cut that out too. Then you • draw two ears and a nose. • For the teeth draw two triangles. • Then poke two holes in the • sides and put string there and • tie it. • By Nicki 32

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Mayan Temples They have deadly snakes that can kill

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Mayan Temples They have deadly snakes that can kill people. But they can’t kill special people. They pray to god because god is a special person. By Ben 33

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Mayan Temples They have a lot of stairs. They

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Mayan Temples They have a lot of stairs. They sacrifice their enemies. By Jack 34

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! When do you use music? Stimulating Sensory & Emotive

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! When do you use music? Stimulating Sensory & Emotive Detail 30 35

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Boys and Girls Learn Differently! 36

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Show What You Know • • Create a 4

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Show What You Know • • Create a 4 -panel coat of arms Draw a road map for how to … Draw a birds-eye view map of … Create symbols for important concepts. 37

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Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Incorporate Topics That Appeal To Boys 29 42

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Incorporate Topics That Appeal To Boys 29 42

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! “A good book for a boy is one he

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! “A good book for a boy is one he wants to read. ” (Moloney, 2002) 43

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Topics That Appeal to Boys • • • Aggression-themes,

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Topics That Appeal to Boys • • • Aggression-themes, violent scenarios Action-oriented, competition Superheroes Sports, wild animals, bugs, war, monsters Gross or slapstick humor Stories reconstructed from TV & video games 34 44

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Girls tend to favor: • Relational-themes • Stories about

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Girls tend to favor: • Relational-themes • Stories about feelings and memories • Realistic characters, including friends and family • Fantasy characters, including fairies, mermaids and unicorns • Animal stories 45

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Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Violence in boys’ writing • Where do you draw

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Violence in boys’ writing • Where do you draw the line? • Have the boundaries changed in light of school shootings? • Are we shutting boys down? • What are ideas for managing what is written & shared? • http: //www. pbs. org/opb/raisingcain/

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Have you considered ? Letting students create word problems

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Have you considered ? Letting students create word problems for each other? For example: “My teacher talks 50 miles an hour. In the first 45 minutes of class, how many miles has the teacher talked? ” 49

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Or… I started out with 37 ants. I put

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Or… I started out with 37 ants. I put 15 of them in my sister’s bed and 16 in my mother’s pancake mix. How many ants did I have left? 50

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Suggestions for Boys… • Bring in boys’ outside interests.

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Suggestions for Boys… • Bring in boys’ outside interests. • Appreciate boy humor. • Be open to aggression themes in writing. 51

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! • Add “non-school” texts to classroom libraries. • Check

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! • Add “non-school” texts to classroom libraries. • Check out www. guysread. com 52

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! • Share books that appeal to boys. • What

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! • Share books that appeal to boys. • What kinds of “nonschool” texts can you add to your classroom? • Where do you draw the line with violence in boys’ writing? 53

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! What Jump Starts Our Brains? Survival Novelty Relevance 54

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! What Jump Starts Our Brains? Survival Novelty Relevance 54

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Make Learning Real • KIDS’ INTERESTS • REAL WORLD

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Make Learning Real • KIDS’ INTERESTS • REAL WORLD stuff • COMPETITION • AUDIENCE 55

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Boys and Girls Learn Differently! High-Stakes Test 60

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! High-Stakes Test 60

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Boys and Girls Learn Differently! What REAL ISSUES can kids work on? How can

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! What REAL ISSUES can kids work on? How can you tap into their POP CULTURE? Are there opportunities for healthy competition? How can you expand AUDIENCE opportunities in the school? 63

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Brain Break 64

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Brain Break 64

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Offer Single-Sex Groups 65

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Offer Single-Sex Groups 65

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Mentors & Role Models 19 22 23 66

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Mentors & Role Models 19 22 23 66

contradictions between school Boys and Girls Learn Differently! literacy practices and societal expectations regarding

contradictions between school Boys and Girls Learn Differently! literacy practices and societal expectations regarding masculinity. From: Canadian Adolescent Boys and Literacy Study

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! • Dads/men during literacy • Vertical mentors • Postcards

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! • Dads/men during literacy • Vertical mentors • Postcards to students 68

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! The Delinquents 60 Minutes II (Order from the Gurian

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! The Delinquents 60 Minutes II (Order from the Gurian Institute) 69

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! • Share ideas for getting dads involved with literacy

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! • Share ideas for getting dads involved with literacy at school and at home. • How might older students serve as mentors to younger students? 70

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Brain Break 71

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Brain Break 71

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Action Plan • Jot down three things that you

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Action Plan • Jot down three things that you would like to implement in your classroom. • Share your plan with a partner. i 4

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Looking AT the same work in a different way

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Looking AT the same work in a different way 73

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Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Thanks for all you do for the kids! Please

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! Thanks for all you do for the kids! Please complete the evaluation – last page of your manual! 75