Boys in crisis: Schools are failing young males. Here's what needs to change in classrooms

Article here. Excerpt:

'We know that boys benefit from introducing lessons through dramatic points of entry that grab their attention. We know that boys are kinesthetic learners who benefit from hands-on activities where they learn by touch, exploration and manipulation.

The absence of these opportunities during the pandemic when so many students were learning online has had a considerable impact on educational advancement, especially so for boys.

In all-boys schools and classrooms, where teachers are focused on the unique social, emotional and learning needs of boys, young men are thriving. But I’m not issuing a rallying cry to nationalize single-gender education.
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What I am saying is that within almost any school setting there’s room to improve our practices to ensure boys aren’t being unintentionally marginalized or excluded. Working to make our classrooms more boy-friendly is an important step in resolving the crisis young men face in our country.'

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…improve our practices to ensure boys aren’t being unintentionally marginalized or excluded.
It has been known that boys are falling behind in education for decades. Yet most schools have done nothing about it. In the face of that, it can be seen that the marginalization of boys is not unintentional. It is meant to happen.
Schools need to improve practices to ensure boys aren’t being intentionally marginalized or excluded.

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