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The minds of boys : saving our sons from falling behind in school and life
Gurian, Michael.
Adult Nonfiction LC1390 .G87 2005

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Acknowledgmentsp. XIII
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 - Protecting the Minds of Boysp. 17
1 - The Current Crisisp. 19
Is There Really a Crisis?p. 20
Understanding and Fixing the Crisisp. 28
The Next Stepp. 38
2 - How Boys Learnp. 40
A New Sciencep. 42
Boy Energyp. 43
The Mismatch Between Boys and Conventional Educationp. 52
Confronting and Educational Mythp. 54
Ending the Myth of Gender Plasticity and Supporting the Way Boys Actually Learnp. 58
A Boy-Friendly Model for Protecting the Minds of Boysp. 61
Becoming Practicalp. 63
Part 2 - Starting Boys out in Boy-Friendly Learning Environmentsp. 65
3 - Helping Boys Learn Before They Begin Schoolp. 67
Protecting the Learning Potential of a Young Brainp. 69
Building Bonding and Attachmentp. 70
Boys' Special Attachment Issuesp. 75
Ten Strategies to Promote Attachmentp. 76
The Importance of Emotions in a Boy's Early Educationp. 78
The Core Philosophy of Choice Makingp. 80
Promoting Verbal Development in a Young Boyp. 83
Balancing a Boy's Fine and Gross Motor Developmentp. 85
Calming the Hidden Stressors in a Boy's Lifep. 87
4 - Effective Preschool and Early Learning Environments for Boysp. 89
Providing a Boy-Friendly Learning Environmentp. 91
Boys and Sensory Issuesp. 96
Brain Breaksp. 99
Music and the Brainp. 100
The Outdoor Classroomp. 103
Do You Have to Use Your Words to Use Your Brain?p. 104
5 - Removing Key Environmental Stressors from Boys' Livesp. 106
Promoting Brain Healthp. 108
Brain Injuriesp. 108
Screen Time: TVs, Videos, Video Games, Computersp. 111
What a Boy Eats and Drinksp. 118
The Beauty of Brain Healthp. 123
Part 3 - Teaching School Curricula in Boy-Friendly Waysp. 125
6 - Helping Boys Learn Reading, Writing, and Language Artsp. 127
What Parents Can Dop. 129
What Teachers Can Dop. 145
Do Heroes Read and Write?p. 158
7 - Helping Boys Learn Math and Sciencep. 159
Relevance!p. 161
What Parents Can Do to Help Boys Learn Mathp. 161
What Teachers Can Do to Help Boys Learn Mathp. 170
What Parents Can Do to Help Boys Learn Sciencep. 176
What Teachers Can Do to Help Boys Learn Sciencep. 183
The Importance of the Arts and Athletics in Academicsp. 189
8 - Using Single-Gender Classrooms Effectivelyp. 192
The Essential Search for Equalityp. 194
The Success of Single-Gender Classesp. 197
The Importance of Teacher and Parent Buy-Inp. 203
Single-Gender Sex Educationp. 207
Bringing Single-Gender Innovations to Your Schoolp. 209
Part 4 - Helping Boys Who Need Extra Helpp. 211
9 - A New Vision of Learning Disabilities, Add/Adhd, and Behavioral Disordersp. 213
The Inherent Fragility of the Male Brainp. 217
Changing Our Coursep. 222
Getting the Right Diagnosisp. 225
Treatmentp. 232
Moving to Optimismp. 238
10 - Confronting Undermotivation and Underperformance in Boys' Learningp. 240
Undermotivated, Underperforming Boysp. 241
Some Causes of Undermotivation-and Some Curesp. 242
When Gifted Boys Are Undermotivatedp. 255
Motivating Our Sonsp. 258
11 - What Parents and Teachers Can Do to Motivate Boys to Learnp. 260
What Parents Can Dop. 261
What Teachers Can Dop. 271
Helping Gifted Nonachieversp. 274
The Key Role of Men in Motivating Boysp. 279
Leaving No Boy Behindp. 282
12 - Helping Sensitive Boys in our Schoolsp. 284
Bridge Brainsp. 286
Fighting Gender Stereotypesp. 287
The Emotional Lives of Sensitive Boysp. 289
What Parents Can Do to Help Sensitive Boysp. 294
What Teachers Can Do to Help Sensitive Boysp. 301
Choosing to Succeedp. 306
Epiloguep. 309
Notesp. 311
Bibliographyp. 327
Appendix - Ten Tips for Handling Bullying Among Boysp. 331
The Gurian Institutep. 335
About the Authorsp. 337
Indexp. 341

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