This article proposes five ways to engage boys – especially minority boys – to combat the “boy crisis” and to narrow the achievement gap. These methods include construct intentional learning environments, utilize school counselors, consider the needs of the whole child, build relevant personal connections to the curriculum, and invest in teacher training,Source:
Autumn A. Arnett, Education Dive, October 6, 2016Description:
For years, most in education circles have been acutely aware of a “boy crisis” in education — though around the world, girls are less likely to enter school, boys are significantly more likely to be held back, suspended, fail or drop out than their female counterparts and are more likely to be labeled as special needs — a truth that has remained for decades. When the conversation is disaggregated by race, the outcomes are even more disparate for black and Latino young males.Read the full article here!