Thursday, June 7, 2012

Repost....thinking about boys!

I am a mother of two very active, very awesome BOYS... Having grown up surrounded by sisters, I was at a loss of how to be a mother to first. I used to be a little bit prissy girly when I was in my twenties and was expecting a life of tea parties and cute bows. Guess what?Didn't happen. Instead I have had a life full of batman, star wars, legos, soccer, football, basketball and really bad tv shows! And I wouldn't trade it for the world....

My sons have taught me a lot about how to work with the boys in my classroom...especially as they grow older.  As the school year winds down and we prepare for the summer it is good to reflect on what we can improve on. Recently I came across an article that I use to reflect and ensure that I am actively reaching my boys in class. So I'd like to share from.....

10 Essential Strategies for Teaching Boys Effectively
by Michael Gurian and Kathy Stevens

I made a page that you can down load and clip into your plan book that highlights the eight strategies that you can implement in your classroom. The other two strategies include providing mentors for our boys in schools and having counselors provide social skills training for sensitive boys as well as special education students.
To get your free copy click here .

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