How Boys Learn

boysofsummer.jpgHaving attended a single sex school for over six years while growing up, I am intrigued by the debate over separating boys and girls for classes. Desperate for solutions to the mushrooming educational crisis, some systems are turning to same sex or single sex academies for boys. But not everyone agrees with this approach and legal as well as community challenges have been raised. Some cry discrimination. What is clear is that today’s students are not learning–especially boys. It is now known that boys learn better while standing up–when they sit down their brains turn off!! It is also evident that boys pose more of a problem in the area of discipline which I think is the number one problem facing schools today. Fix that and everything else will be a piece of cake.