Educating Boys Successfully:. Presenter: Cheryl Williams Principal Fairhills PS. Based on the work of – . Ian Lillico (Churchill Fellowship report 2000) Joseph Driessen – NZ educator, who now runs a consultancy that specialises in the education of boys. Children and teenagers today.
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Presenter: Cheryl Williams
The stronger the Boy Code is in a school, and the younger it occurs, the less chance there is of success for boys, especially in literacy
Boys fall into four groups –
5. 5. 5. Ask students to fill out forms about themselves ie hobbies, pets etc, and refer to them in your chats6. Discuss students work, plans, achievements with both of you sitting at your desk7. Mark work regularly and include positive personal comments. Use stickers and stamps
The average boy is a doer first and a thinker (sometimes!) second – the average girl is a thinker first and a doer second
In terms of effective practice in the classroom, we must centre around getting girls doing and boys thinking!
Compared to girls, the average boy –
Boys love to –
But most importantly –
prefer to talk side by side rather than face to face, especially if they have done the wrong thing!
Currently 80% of all students (both girls & boys) are visual or visual/kinesthetic learners
15% of all classroom time should involve a variety of reading approaches:
e.g. “An excellent piece of work – a pity you couldn’t work like this all the time!”
This is crucial for managing the behaviour of boys!
‘Boys learn teachers, and not subjects!’
Creating the first link where boys can relate to their teacher is critical.
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