Sunday, November 18, 2012

What Boys Need

I came across this terrific article by Margaret Wente in the Globe and Mail. She spoke with Ontario educators about Boys and their Boyness. Here are 7 of the highlights.
  1.  Boys need to have a good relationship with the teacher.
  2. Boys will only stay engaged as long as the work interests them.
  3. Boys need purpose, to make a difference, to know they measure up.
  4. Boys need challenge, above all, a need for a meaningful vocation.
  5. Boys need purposeful work.
  6. Boys long for to be a part of something bigger than themselves.
  7. Boys love rituals, trophies and tradition.

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