Boys and girls, as genders, are not created equal, and it’s not just a matter of their size, strength or body parts. Their brains work in different ways. While this may not surprise parents of both boys and girls, the fact may only now be making an impact on teachers of young children.
Studies have shown that girls and boys learn at different rates and in different ways. Teachers rarely have applied these gender differences to the way they teach. Our mixed-gender school systems are not designed to teach boys and girls in separate ways. But the proof points to the need.