• Understand the influence of biology and neurology on boys’ behavior and learning.
• Gain insights about the social world of boys and how to use their social structure to engage them in the learning process.
• Explore effective strategies to improve boys’ interaction and success in the classroom.
• Identify three essential skills for boys to be successful in school and beyond.
An academic gender gap is plaguing our nation’s boys in the classroom.
» Boys are two-to-three times more likely to be placed in special education classes.
» Boys make up 80 percent of disciplinary referrals.
» Boys are four times more likely to be expelled from pre-school.
» Boys are 30 percent more likely to drop out of school than girls.
Some attribute this growing divide to learning environments and strategies structured to favor girls’ learning styles. Teachers and administrators report that boys are too fidgety, too hyperactive, too disruptive and often derail the educational process for everyone while sabotaging their own intellectual development. 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. In this informative 90-minute WebRemix, 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 to engage boys in the learning process.
About the Presenter
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 little bit of humor to address challenging behaviors and build positive relationships with kids of all ages. She is the author of Thrive in the Hive: Surviving the Girl’s World of Good and Bad Relationship Bee-Haviors and Mom’s Choice Award winning, Princess Priscilla and the Bully-Bee Day.