An academic gender gap is plaguing our nation’s boys in the classroom. Here is some of the concerning statistics:
Some attribute this growing divide to learning environments and strategies structured to favor girls’ learning styles.† Teachers and administrators alike report that boys are too fidgety, too hyperactive, too disruptive and often derail the educational process for everyone while sabotaging their own intellectual development. Glance into most North American classrooms and you will see desks in rows, teachers pleading with students to stay in their seats and to refrain from talking to their neighbors. Positive reinforcement for good behavior is focused on students who are proficient at sitting still for long periods of time, a skill that many boys have not mastered.
On the one hand, parents are sometimes quick to rationalize troublesome behaviors with “boys will be boys.” But on the other hand, educators sometimes fail to remember that “boys will learn like boys.”† Rather than penalize the boys' relatively higher energy and competitive drive, the most effective way to teach boys is to understand the cause of their high energy; to take advantage of their curiosity and thirst for competition.
In this informative 90-minute webinar, award-winning author and internationally recognized speaker Stephanie Jensen will provide deeper insight and understanding of the role of gender in education and how to develop effective strategies and techniques to engage boys in the learning process.† The following topics will be explored:
Stephanie will focus specifically on understanding and engaging boys in the classroom with lessons that:
The $49 registration fee includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the live presentation. This will be emailed to each registrant the afternoon prior to the webinar.
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Stephanie Jensen, MS, LPC is an award winning author and international speaker recognized for her insight and understanding of child development, learning and school culture. She combines fifteen years of practice in the fields of education and counseling with research, practical strategies and a bit of humor to address challenging behaviors and to build positive relationships with students of all ages. She has held positions as classroom teacher, reading specialist and as an education consultant with Boys Town. She holds a masterís degree in clinical counseling, focusing her efforts on adolescent and family issues. In recent years Stephanie has applied her passion for adolescents to focus on the dynamics of relational aggression, social-emotional learning, and positive behavior interventions. She is the author of Thrive in the Hive: Surviving the Girlís World of Good and Bad Relationship Bee-Haviors, Princess Priscilla and the Bully-Bee Day (Winner of the Momís Choice Award), and Princess Priscilla and the Mood Ring Rainbow, and Princess Priscilla and the Great Beezilla.