Successful Single–Sex Classrooms
From the acclaimed Gurian Institute comes an essential resource for teachers and administrators who want to establish single–gender classes, and for anyone already working in schools public, private, or parochial with single–sex programs. The book offers educators important information about gender–based brain science and provides practical, effective strategies for single–sex schools and classrooms.
In Successful Single–Sex Classrooms, Michael Gurian, Kathy Stevens, and Peggy Daniels authorities on gender and learning focus on topics that are essential to creating, maintaining, and maximizing single– sex innovations:
- Tips for creating a single–sex program in a school or community
- Cutting–edge scientific research on how boys′ and girls′ brains learn differently
- Ideas for relationship building in the single–gender classroom
- Proven strategies for teaching core curricula to girls and boys
- Helpful, classroom–tested teaching methods for language arts, math, science, and social studies
Throughout the book are creative, practical, and easy–to–implement ideas for setting up boy–friendly and girl–friendly classrooms.
Successful Single–Sex Classrooms will help to infuse a new level of excitement for teachers in their work with girls and boys, and ensure greater learning for all students in the classroom.
ONE Single–Sex Classrooms Are Succeeding.
TWO How Boys and Girls Learn Differently.
PART TWO Setting Up and Maintaining Your Single–Sex Program.
THREE Setting Up a Single–Sex Instructional Program.
FOUR Four Tools for Evaluating Your Existing Single–Sex Instructional Program.
PART THREE Teaching to the Learning Strengths of Boys and Girls.
FIVE A Boy–Friendly Classroom What Does It Look Like?
SIX A Girl–Friendly Classroom What Does It Look Like?
SEVEN Strategies for Teaching Core Curricula to Boys.
EIGHT Strategies for Teaching Core Curricula to Girls.
NINE Building Relationships Through Single–Sex Experiences.