Pocket PAL: Raising Boys' Achievement

Author: Gary Wilson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472909615

Category: Education

Page: 96

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Based on sound research and experience by leading author Gary Wilson, this Pocket PAL provides and introduction to why boys underachieve along with a practical toolkit of proven strategies to help raise boys' attainment across all age boundaries, enabling every teacher, department, key stage or school to identify the problems and plan a way forward.

Raising Boys' Achievement

Author: Gary B. Wilson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472909607

Category: Academic achievement

Page: 104

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A solid introduction to why boys underachieve at school that will enable all teachers to identify the main problems and plan a way forward.

Breaking Through Barriers to Boys' Achievement

Developing a Caring Masculinity

Author: Gary Wilson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408193558

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Educators have for many years sought to understand why boys underperform in schools and what can be done about it. In Breaking through barriers to boys' achievement, Gary Wilson provides the full picture as to why boys of all ages underachieve and what can be done to start solving the problem. He presents the 28 barriers to boys' learning, including early language development, 'laddish' culture and lack of male role models. His emphasis is very much on turning out respectable young men who have a 'caring masculinity'. The second edition of this ground-breaking book includes revised and updated case studies, data and practical tips and advice on how to raise boys' achievement. You will find tried-and-tested strategies which will help you to: - effectively engage boys in the life of the school - engage boys in the curriculum, with particular emphasis on literacy - create the right culture for learning - develop emotional intelligence in boys - develop self-esteem - provide opportunities for reflection - turn the 'peer police' into a positive force for good - teach in ways that will hit all the right buttons for boys, but will not disadvantage girls Breaking through barriers to boys' achievement provides a practical toolkit that will enable every teacher, department, key stage or school to determine precisely which barriers impinge upon their work with boys and to plan a way forward. It also provides a range of whole-school models for developing effective projects for raising boys' achievement.

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Raising Boys' Achievement

Author: Gary Wilson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472934474

Category: Education

Page: 128

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The educational underachievement of boys is a concern for educational professionals throughout the UK, and so is consistently at the top of most schools' agendas. There is no quick fix to tackle this issue and absolve it completely. There are, however, countless ways of addressing the issue which will help teachers support the boys in their class to reach their full potential. In his new book, established writer on boys' underachievement Gary Wilson gives teachers a way to tap into what is going on inside boys' heads, their experiences and their way of looking at the world around them, and how to value and build upon this in their practice to ensure they get the most of out their male students. Packed with practical lesson plans, activities and strategies, plus suggestions of how to take these ideas further, this book is ideal for all primary teachers who are looking to motivate boys in the classroom and move a step closer to closing the gap between male and female achievement in school.

Boys will be Brilliant

Author: Linda Tallent,Gary Wilson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472924029

Category: Education

Page: 96

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The problem of boys' underachievement is an issue across the entire developed world and has presented teachers and early years practitioners with challenges as well as opportunities. Only in Scandinavia do boys achieve at roughly the same rate as girls and there they don't start school formally until they are seven. The underachievement of boys continues to be high on the government agenda. For many boys in this country and elsewhere, the demands made upon them in the Early Years to read and write, before they are emotionally and physically ready to do so, can give many an early taste of failure from which many of them never fully recover. This book will address the issues that impact on achievement.

Active Lessons for Active Brains

Teaching Boys and Other Experiential Learners, Grades 3–10

Author: Abigail Norfleet James,Sandra Boyd Allison,Caitlin Zimmerman McKenzie

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412986656

Category: Education

Page: 232

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Capture students' attention with this collection of mathematics, language arts, science, and classroom management strategies for experiential learners. Included are examples, visuals, and reproducibles.

Raising Boys' Achievement In Primary Schools

Towards a holistic approach

Author: Warrington, Molly,Younger, Mike

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335216064

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Within the context of empirical research undertaken by the authors during the course of a 4-year research and intervention project on Raising Boys’ Achievement, the book will focus on approaches that are successful in raising achievement for boys, and the reasons for that success. It will explore the whole aspect of boys’ achievement, and look at how primary schools are addressing the issue, and the processes involved in schools working collaboratively and voluntarily to share good practice. Case study material will be used to illustrate the different contexts in which the strategies have been studied, and of great importance is the incorporation of boys’ and girls’ own perspectives on their educational experiences.

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Raising Boys' Achievement

Author: Gary Wilson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147293444X

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 4042

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The educational underachievement of boys is a concern for educational professionals throughout the UK, and so is consistently at the top of most schools' agendas. There is no quick fix to tackle this issue and absolve it completely. There are, however, countless ways of addressing the issue which will help teachers support the boys in their class to reach their full potential. In his new book, established writer on boys' underachievement Gary Wilson gives teachers a way to tap into what is going on inside boys' heads, their experiences and their way of looking at the world around them, and how to value and build upon this in their practice to ensure they get the most of out their male students. Packed with practical lesson plans, activities and strategies, plus suggestions of how to take these ideas further, this book is ideal for all primary teachers who are looking to motivate boys in the classroom and move a step closer to closing the gap between male and female achievement in school.

Raising Boys' Achievement in Schools

Author: Kevan Bleach

Publisher: Trentham Books Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic achievement

Page: 218

View: 5802

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Based on case studies and observations in the school setting, the contributors to this study examine ways in which boys can be guided towards better achievement academically. They offer a range of practical solutions to a persistent problem.

Help Your Boys Succeed

The essential guide for parents

Author: Gary Wilson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1855396637

Category: Education

Page: 112

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At least once a year, around the time of examination results, the papers are full of stories of how boys are underachieving in comparison to girls. While arousing the curiosity, and often deeply troubling the parents of boys, the press, and indeed the government, rarely offers more than the 'laddish culture' or 'anti social behaviour' as the root cause. Parents deserve and need to know the full range of reasons why boys are underachieving and, fundamentally, what they can do to help prevent disaffection and underachievement in their boys. This highly informative and highly practical book contains strong messages about the need to develop independence in boys, the importance of male role models within the close (and extended) family and what to look out for in school, including signs of peer pressure and limiting negative self beliefs. It gives advice on how best to support boys in their learning and in developing self esteem.

Making it Better for Boys in Schools, Families and Communities

Author: Ali McClure

Publisher: Network Continuum Education

ISBN: 9781855394353

Category: Education

Page: 176

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This book is essential reading for teachers and all those working with children and teenagers. It helps in understanding why boys may behave as they do and why more boys have special needs, and offers practical suggestions and solutions for achieving positive outcomes for boys. For undergraduate and postgraduate Education students, PGCE students, headteachers, senior managers within schools and local education authorities, and policy makers. This book is essential reading for teachers and all those working with children and teenagers. It helps in understanding why boys may behave as they do and why more boys have special needs, and offers practical suggestions and solutions for achieving positive outcomes for boys. For undergraduate and postgraduate Education students, PGCE students, headteachers, senior managers within schools and local education authorities, and policy makers.

Pocket PAL: Building Learning in Mathematics

Author: Stephanie Prestage,Anne Watson,Els De Geest

Publisher: Network Continuum Education

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 96

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Building Learning in Mathematics is about generating deep progress in mathematics so that students who struggle with this subject learn more mathematics, get better at learning mathematics and feel better about themselves as mathematics students. This means that they gain in confidence and self-esteem, and can remember and transfer their knowledge.

Reaching Boys, Teaching Boys

Strategies that Work -- and Why

Author: Michael Reichert,Richard Hawley

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 0470532785

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Based on an extensive worldwide study, this book reveals what gets boys excited about learning Reaching Boys, Teaching Boys challenges the widely-held cultural impression that boys are stubbornly resistant to schooling while providing concrete examples of pedagogy and instructional style that have been proven effective in a variety of school settings. This book offers more than 100 detailed examples of lessons that succeed with male students, grouped thematically. Such themes include: Gaming, Motor Activities, Open Inquiry, Competition, Interactive Technology, and Performance/Role Play. Woven throughout the book is moving testimony from boys that both validates the success of the lessons and adds a human dimension to their impact. The author's presents more than 100 specific activities for all content areas that have proven successful with male students Draws on an in-depth, worldwide study to reveal what lessons and strategies most engage boys in the classroom Has been described as the missing link that our schools need for the better education of boys Honest and accurate, this book offers you the best chance to protect your assets and grow your portfolio in these difficult financial times.

Take Control of the Noisy Class

From chaos to calm in 15 seconds

Author: Rob Plevin

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1785830430

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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Packed with powerful, fast-acting behaviour management strategies for the classroom - including a novel routine to get any group quiet in 15 seconds or less - Take Control of the Noisy Class by Rob Plevin provides teachers with a highly effective, step-by-step plan for successfully managing challenging groups and students in today’s toughest schools. Drawing on his experience working in both mainstream and special education, teacher-trainer Rob Plevin presents hundreds of proven, practical ideas and interventions to help you connect and succeed with defiant or reluctant learners. Relevant to teachers of all age groups, you’ll find useable strategies for establishing classroom routines, gaining respect, making lessons engaging and creating a positive classroom environment as well as in-depth instruction on what Rob considers to be the ‘number one secret to effective behaviour management’. Take Control of the Noisy Class provides teachers with a proven system for dealing with disruptive, inappropriate behaviour in the classroom, enabling them to create calm, positive learning environments and trusting bonds with hard-to-reach students. Discover: effective behaviour management strategies, the power of routines, instructions and consequences, the importance of relationships, tips and tricks for tackling misbehaviour, proven techniques for getting a rowdy class’s attention, strategies for maintaining lesson flow and effective classroom management strategies which curb misbehaviour and prevent it from escalating to the stage of involving the senior leadership team and school behaviour policy. As well as a complete step-by-step lesson plan for succeeding with very challenging groups, Take Control of the Noisy Class also includes a comprehensive suite of downloadable teacher resources including video tutorials, classroom management tools and engaging lesson activities. Learn Rob's super-effective classroom management strategies for today’s toughest classrooms. Relevant to teachers of all subjects and age groups - across primary and secondary schools - the book is ideal for individual teachers and leaders or as the basis of whole-school INSET. If you’re worn out and fed up with students who ignore you, and have had enough of disruption and defiance, read Take Control of the Noisy Class and apply Rob’s easy-to-follow behaviour management methods. You’ll be able to take immediate control in your classroom, get the most from your students and enjoy stress-free teaching. Get your copy now.

Differently Literate

Boys, Girls and the Schooling of Literacy

Author: Dr Elaine Millard,Elaine Millard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135713871

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Presents research into the differences in boy's and girl's experiences of the reading and writing curriculum at home and in school. The book is presented in three sections: an outline of the theoretical debates on gender difference and academic achievement; a description of the research into these issues conducted by the author; and an analysis of the author's findings. In discussing the outcome of her research, the author aims to highlight further areas for more detailed study and makes recommendations for the development of literacy policies, which cross curriculum boundaries in schools.

Teaching Boys

Developing classroom practices that work

Author: Amanda Keddie,Martin Mills

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741762316

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Persistently cheeky, disruptive, even aggressive boys can be found in classrooms everywhere, as can the victims of bullying. These boys' behaviours often pose a problem to themselves as well as to others. As the hotly contested debates about boys' education swirl around them, what can teachers actually do to improve boys' performance in the classroom? Teaching Boys provides a practical framework for teachers to improve boys' education in ways that are appropriate for their school context and also sustainable. Drawing on intensive research in classrooms where innovative teachers are achieving good outcomes with boys, Keddie and Mills show how other teachers can learn from their success. They acknowledge that there are no simple solutions, but show that what teachers do in the classroom really does matter. They emphasise the importance of understanding the impact of dominant and subversive masculinities at all levels of schooling, on both boys and girls. 'What is original about this book is that it marries theory and practice in a way that speaks to the everyday realities and concerns of teachers who work with boys in schools' Associate Professor Wayne Martino, The University of Western Ontario 'What is impressive about Teaching Boys is the way in which Keddie and Mills pull together the best research on boys and schooling with the best research on pedagogies.' Professor Bob Lingard, The University of Edinburgh

What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know: An Insider Reveals How to Get Smart Funding for Your Billion Dollar Idea

Author: Brian Cohen,John Kador

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071800719

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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WHAT IF YOU HAD AN ANGEL ON YOUR SIDE? "Terrific advice from a master of the angel investing game. Brian Cohen reveals the art and craft of raising angel money. An investment in this book will pay off a thousandfold." -- DR. HOWARD MORGAN, founder and partner at First Round Capital When you connect with the right angel investor, it's like finding a new best friend--you just have to know what makes him or her happy. Smart funding is waiting for smart founders. Raising funds is all about connecting with the investor who's right for you--and What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know shows you exactly how to succeed. Veteran early-stage investor Brian Cohen knows how to spot a great company destined for success, and in this groundbreaking book he offers soup-to-nuts guidance for any entrepreneur seeking to launch an invention, a product, or a great new idea into a receptive marketplace. As chairman of the board of directors of the New York Angels, Cohen is one of the most engaged angel investors out there today. The first investor in Pinterest, he describes exactly what angels want to see, hear, and feel before they take out their checkbooks: A clear exit strategy before the startup even launches Facts that turn "due" diligence into "do" diligence Authenticity--"save your spinning for the fitness center" Proof that you "live inside the customer's head" Cohen gives invaluable insight into how the most successful angels view due diligence, friends and family money, crowdfunding, team building, scalability, iteration, exit strategies--and much more. This one-of-a-kind book provides a rare look inside the minds of people who are in the business of funding businesses just like yours. Read What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know to get your best shot at funding for your product after your very first pitch. PRAISE FOR WHAT EVERY ANGEL INVESTOR WANTS YOU TO KNOW: "Brian Cohen is truly the entrepreneur's best friend. Cohen and Kador haven distilled their first-hand experiences into an intensely personal, highly readable journey into the mind of angels that should be kept at the bedside of every startup CEO." -- DAVID S. ROSE, founder, New York Angels, and CEO, Gust "Meet one of the fundamental building blocks of the entrepreneurial scene. In one easy-to-read package, readers now have the wisdom of Brian Cohen, perhaps the most well-connected investor/entrepreneur in New York." -- MURAT AKTIHANOGLU, founder and managing director, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator "What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know gives you an actionable checklist for success in fund-raising and entrepreneurship. Cohen and Kador provide an exhilarating ride for those who want to pilot their own business." -- REED HOLDEN, serial entrepreneur and author of Negotiating with Backbone "Personal insights from a seasoned angel investor. An important addition to the reading list for today's entrepreneurs." -- SCOTT CASE, CEO, Startup America Partnership "What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know is a must-read for entrepreneurs and investors who want to fi nance startup dreams--an accessible, jargon-free, practical primer." -- WHITNEY JOHNSON, author of Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream and cofounder, Rose Park Advisors

Pocket PAL: Multiple Intelligences

Author: Mike Fleetham

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 147290964X

Category: Education

Page: 96

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Packed with ready-to-use activities to get you started, this fully updated book provides a pocket-sized selection of ideas that will help you to infuse Multiple Intelligences into everyday teaching. The practical teaching strategies covered have been tailored to encourage awareness and use of MI in the classroom at both primary and secondary level.

Your Brain on Porn

Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction

Author: Gary Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993161605

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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When high speed internet became widely available a few years ago, growing numbers of people began to worry that their porn use was running out of control. Far from preparing them for fulfilling relationships, viewing an endless stream of porn videos led to unexpected symptoms. Perhaps most surprisingly, for the first time in history erectile dysfunction was becoming a significant problem for young men. This led to one of the largest informal experiments in the history of science. Tens of thousands of people have tried abstaining from sexually stimulating material in a process they call 'rebooting'. Many of them reported startling changes, from improved concentration and elevated mood to a greater capacity for real-life intimacy. Gary Wilson has listened to the stories of those who have tried giving up internet porn and related them to an account of how the reward system of the brain interacts with its environment. And now a growing body of research in neuroscience is confirming what these pioneers have discovered for themselves - internet pornography can be seriously addictive and damaging. In Your Brain on Porn Wilson provides a concise introduction to the phenomenon of internet porn addiction that draws on both first-person accounts and the findings of cognitive neuroscience. In a voice that is generous and humane, he also offers advice for those who want to stop using internet pornography. The publication of Your Brain on Porn is a landmark in our attempts to understand, and remain balanced in, a world where addiction is big business.