Written by a 16- year veteran teacher, this page on the middle web blog gives a succinct overview of why boys desperately need a different teaching style, one which also benefits girls. The page ends with a list of four articles that provide all a teacher needs to know.
· This unit by Helen Hoffner, Ed.D., has eight sessions in which boys choose and then discuss a book that has positive role models. As Dr. Hoffner notes “Alternative response modes (other than traditional journals) are more likely to yield a desired level of language production and sustain boys’ interest in writing.”
For only $3 teachers can get a grade-specific DVD or MP3 audio download that will show them how to “motivate boys and other active learners by creating relevancy and respecting each child's individual needs.” This web page also has a K-12 reading list for “Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All day”
This article gives several concrete examples of modifications teachers can easily implement in co-ed classrooms that will help boys but also girls. Written by nationally-recognized experts, this article is a good introduction to the special learning needs of boys.