In the United States, 90% of discipline referrals are male, and most dropouts are male. In all 52 industrialized nations, boys lag behind girls in education. There is a mismatch of the male brain with our school systems that contributes to achievement and behavioral gaps. In this master class, bestselling author and gender expert Dr. Michael Gurian presents recent brain science on how boys learn and grow. By understanding what makes boys tick, educators can implement classroom practices that address these gaps and help boys thrive.
Introduction | Boys, Systems and Schools | Where Boy Brains Come From
Brain Differences Explored | More Differences | Nurturance
Focus on Movement | Classroom Management | Digital Boys
Dr. Michael Gurian is a marriage and family counselor in private practice and the New York Times bestselling author of 32 books published in 22 languages – including Boys and Girls Learn Differently, The Minds of Boys, The Wonder of Girls and Saving Our Sons. As a social philosopher, he has pioneered efforts to bring neuro-biology and brain research into homes, schools, corporations and public policy. The Gurian Institute, which he co-founded, conducts research, launches pilot programs and trains professionals throughout the world. One of the world’s foremost gender experts, Michael has spoken for the United Nations on violence against women; provided information on boys’ and girls’ educational needs to the White House; and briefed members of Congress on the boy crisis in America.