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Do boys learn differently to girls? Are women different to men? Are you the same as me? We are all unique but we are also similar; same and different. And when we group people by one criteria (maleness) is doesn't follow that all group members share other features.
Boys, generally, may have learning traits in common, but we need to be careful not to label them all with a particular style or set of learning behaviours. The same goes for other pupil groups such as girls, AGT, EAL and SEN.
Providing for boys is a matter of looking for likely common features then adapting learning to suit them - whilst ensuring that any changes do not exclude others. Intuitively and analytically you may recognise the following as typical male learning needs:
Boys often lack these opportunities in a curriculum and assessment system mis-matched to their expectations. If boys generally, are good at X, Y and Z and like to show you through method A, then why do we insist on measuring them on P, Q, R through method B?
Thankfully the thinking and resources are already in place to exploit boys' motivation to succeed. All that's needed is our commitment to change our practice and take a creative professional risk. But it's not really a risk is it? Enriched practice for boys is enriched practice all round.
I’ve a personal and professional interest in helping boys achieve their best. My own son - severely dyslexic and gifted & talented is not best suited to a traditional classroom set up. In my work around the country I all too often see boys putting up valiantly with learning designed for someone other than them.
My training in boys' learning helps you understand how boys tick; how they see the world and how you can engage them in their learning. With a mix of theory and practical resources you'll feel inspired and supported to give boys the teaching they deserve.
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