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KEY IDEAS ABOUT BOYS' LEARNING

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KEY IDEAS ABOUT BOYS LEARNING An Article introducing Boys' Learning.

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Categories: Article, Boys' Learning, Other Subject, Educators

Tags: Boys

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:

  • to look, move about, talk, joke, ask lots of questions
  • to have structure and a 'pecking order'
  • to have bite-size learning
  • to learn in teams rather than groups
  • to avoid 'hard work' with charm and cunning
  • to leave it till the last minute

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.


Books Training to Raise Boys' Achievement

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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Use Boys' Strengths

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Use Boys Strengths An Extract from How to Understand and Improve Boys' Learning, explaining how the brain wiring of boys is different and how to account for this in the classroom.

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Categories: Teaching Tips, Book & EBook, Boys' Learning, Any Subject, Early Years, Infant, Junior, Secondary

Tags: Boys Learning Styles

How to Understand & Improve Boys' Learning
by Mike Fleetham

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How to Understand & Improve Boys Learning <br> by Mike Fleetham A Book about boys' learning. If you struggle to give the boys you teach the learning they need then this book is for you. Straightforward explanations of boys' learning preferences together with simple classroom activities to meet their needs. Find out what makes boys tick and how to harness their boundless energy for learning! 

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Categories: Book & EBook, Boys' Learning, Any Subject

Tags: Boys Inclusion Learning Styles

Journey Stick Thinking

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Journey Stick Thinking A Thinking Skills Tool inspired by ancient story telling and memory techniques. Pupils create a stick that represent key facts, events and ideas. It's use for recall then embeds ideas in sequence. Includes a Christmas example.

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Categories: Thinking Tool, Memory Skills, Thinking Skills, Any Subject, Early Years, Infant, Junior, Boys' Learning

Tags: Memory Multiple Intelligences Christmas

MPod Thinking

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MPod Thinking A Thinking Skills Tool that provides a simple structure for organising key facts and for making them memorable. Especially suitable for learners who like to break down knowledge into chunks and who have a strength in visual learning.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Memory Skills, Boys' Learning, Any Subject, Junior, Secondary

Tags: Memory Visual Thinking
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Memory Team Thinking

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Memory Team Thinking A Thinking Skills Tool for developing collaboration and memory.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Collaborative Thinking, Memory Skills, Thinking Skills, Any Subject, Infant, Junior, Secondary, Boys' Learning

Tags: Memory Team Work Archive
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Raising Boys
by Steve Biddulph

Raising Boys <br> by Steve Biddulph Now a classic: straightforward advice, heartwarming wisdom and tough love. How to bring up and teach our boys.

Available from Amazon

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Categories: Suggested Books, Boys' Learning

Tags: Boys Learning Style Inclusion

The Minds of Boys
by Michael Gurian

The Minds of Boys <br> by Michael Gurian Definitive work by the US guru: looks at boys' learning and helping them to grow successfully into men. Packed with activities, research and advice.

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Categories: Suggested Books, Boys' Learning

Tags: Boys

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Advance & Graphical Organisers

Advance & Graphical Organisers A concise summary of Advance Organisers from John Hendron, Goochland County Public schools.

www.glnd.k12.va.us/resources/graphicalorganizers

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Categories: Websites, Boys' Learning, Planning

Tags: Advance Organiser Planning Visual Thinking

Outdoor Learning Resources

Outdoor Learning Resources A wide collection of resources linked to fresh air learning.

reviewing.co.uk/outdoor/outindex.htm

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Categories: Websites, Professional Development, Boys' Learning

Tags: Outdoor Learning Activity

Michael Gurian

Michael Gurian US writer on boys' learning and achievement.

www.michaelgurian.com

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Categories: Websites, Boys' Learning

Tags: Child Development Character Thought Leader

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