Successful Single-Sex Classrooms A Practical Guide to Teaching Boys & Girls Separately

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-02-24
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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This book is an essential resource for educators who are teaching or leading schools with single-gender classes, whether they're in public, private, or Catholic schools. It is a "soup-to-nuts" guide, covering everything from curriculum planning and classroom design to school policies and parent-teacher communication. Whether contemplating this new educational trend, or already working within one of the 12,000 single-gender schools, this practical guide shows educators how they can make the most of a unique educational opportunity. Positioned at the forefront of brain-based learning, Michael Gurian's work translates and distills the latest scientific research into key points which can be immediately integrated into an educator's existing practice. The research underlines the importance of single-sex learning, and supports the creation and implementation of new strategies for accommodating the brain differences of boys and girls - at both the school and classroom level.

Author Biography

Michael Gurian is an educator and the New York Times bestselling author of The Wonder of Boys, The Minds of Boys, Boys and Girls Learn Differently! and The Wonder of Girls. The Gurian Institute, which he co-founded, conducts research and trains educators in single-sex and co-educational environments throughout the world.

Kathy Stevens is executive director of the Gurian Institute, with twenty-five years of experience in the classroom. She is also co-author of The Minds of Boys, Strategies for Teaching Boys & Girls: Elementary Level, and Strategies for Teaching Boys & Girls: Secondary Level.

Peggy Daniels is a Gurian Institute master trainer with more than 30 years of experience as a teacher and administrator. At Carolina Day Middle School, she is principal of one of the nation's most successful single-sex programs.

Table of Contents

The Case for Single-Sex Classrooms
Single-Sex Classrooms Are Succeedingp. 3
How Boys and Girls Learn Differentlyp. 21
Setting Up and Maintaining Your Single-Sex Program
Setting Up a Single-Sex Instructional Programp. 45
Four Tools for Evaluating Your Existing Single-Sex Instructional Programp. 73
Teaching to the Learning Strengths of Boys and Girls
A Boy-Friendly Classroom-What Does It Look Like?p. 85
A Girl-Friendly Classroom-What Does It Look Like?p. 115
Strategies for Teaching Core Curricula to Boysp. 145
Strategies for Teaching Core Curricula to Girlsp. 187
Building Relationships Through Single-Sex Experiencesp. 221
Epiloguep. 251
Sourcesp. 253
Indexp. 259
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