This post from Sheri Edwards is timely for me as I begin my new year. It discusses the ways that boys learn, and as I work in a boys’ school it is apt. I try to make lessons interesting for boys but do need to be more kinaesthetic. There is lots of great food for thought here on teaching and learning styles.
Questioning myself discovered my students need to ask questions also.
As I start the new year, I ask questions of my practice and of my students’ practice. What is it that prevents students from learning, or from showing their learning?
Most of my students are boys, so after reading about the topic in a blog, I reblogged the post by Grant Wiggins: Design Thinking, postscript: the importance of the teacher
I appreciated this information:
strategies for teaching boys from the research of Christina Hoff Sommers:
” The most effective lessons included more than one of these elements:
- Lessons that result in an end product–a booklet, a catapult, a poem, or a comic strip, for example.
- Lessons that are structured as competitive games.
- Lessons requiring motor activity.
- Lessons requiring boys to assume responsibility for the learning of others.
- Lessons that require boys to address open questions or unsolved problems.
- Lessons that require…
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