Schools Learning about Boys; Light, Sound Temperatureare Variables
Byline: Karen Goldberg Goff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
If a boy is daydreaming in his elementary school class, it's not because he is bored. If he is fidgeting in his seat, it's not because he is nervous. If it seems as though he would rather sleep than study, he's probably not even really tired.
These are the findings of two recent books that explain the vast differences in boys' and girls' brains and how they affect learning.
"There are hard-wired differences in how boys and girls learn," says Leonard Sax, a Maryland physician, psychologist and author of the book "Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know About the Emerging Science of Sex Differences."
"The more teachers know this, the better off we'll be," he says.
Parents and educators have long held the theory that boys and girls may distract one another in the classroom. However, Dr. Sax's book, along with "The Minds of Boys: Saving Our Sons from …
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Publication information: Article title: Schools Learning about Boys; Light, Sound Temperatureare Variables. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: October 10, 2005. Page number: B01. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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