Reaching Boys, Teaching Boys

Strategies That Work--And Why

By Michael Reichert; Richard Hawley; Peg Tyre (Foreword by)
(Jossey-Bass, Paperback, 9780470532782, 264pp.)

Publication Date: July 2010

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Based on an extensive worldwide study, this book reveals what gets boys excited about learning

"Reaching Boys, Teaching Boys" challenges the widely-held cultural impression that boys are stubbornly resistant to schooling while providing concrete examples of pedagogy and instructional style that have been proven effective in a variety of school settings. This book offers more than 100 detailed examples of lessons that succeed with male students, grouped thematically. Such themes include: Gaming, Motor Activities, Open Inquiry, Competition, Interactive Technology, and Performance/Role Play. Woven throughout the book is moving testimony from boys that both validates the success of the lessons and adds a human dimension to their impact. The author's presents more than 100+ specific activities for all content areas that have proven successful with male students Draws on an in-depth, worldwide study to reveal what lessons and strategies most engage boys in the classroom Has been described as the missing link that our schools need for the better education of boys.

About the Author

Richard Hawley is a lifelong teacher and writer. His published books include several novels, poetry collections, an opera libretto, and non-fiction books about children and learning. His essays, articles and poems have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Commonweal, American Film, Orion, America, The Christian Science Monitor, The New England Journal of Medicine, Education Week, Short Story America, as well as dozens of literary and scholarly journals. He lives in Vermont

Peg Tyre is an award-winning education journalist and the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "The Trouble with Boys".
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