Why teachers should embrace learning differences in boys

06/19/2013 | Atlantic online, The

Upon reviewing some paperwork from the previous school year, New Hampshire middle-school teacher Jessica Lahey said she noticed she disciplined male students much more often than female students. She writes in this commentary that the traditional classroom model may not work for boys, who are statistically more likely than girls to be suspended, disciplined and diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. She writes that researchers have found boys tend to thrive in a classroom environment where they can develop an end-product and participate in structured, competitive games.

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