Instead of Punishment, Change Your Strategies: Effective Ways of Educating Boys (The Atlantic)

In America, boys are twice as likely to be held back in school as girls, four times as likely to be diagnosed with attention disorders, and five times as likely to be expelled from preschool. They go on to make up only 43% of college students. Additionally, a study published in the Journal of Human Resources suggests that teachers’ perceptions of these behaviors affect their grading. But rather than simply writing off the male gender as disruptive of the traditional classroom atmosphere, The Atlantic suggests using teaching practices that take advantage of the “high energy” and “thirst for competition” that many boys display in order to teach them better. Read about these practices and how they may benefit both sexes.

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