The connection between male students and their teachers is crucial, Michael Reichert and Richard Hawley write.
Relationships are crucial in every classroom. This study discusses their research into the importance of relationships when teaching boys. Teachers who are willing to adapt in response to boys’ needs but who are fair and can ‘control their classes’ are valued by boys and thus, are more likely to reach them and improve learning. When teachers are inconsistent, combative or defensive boys find it difficult to learn with them. The study takes evidence from a variety of sources and would make for an excellent staff and indeed class, discussion.
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