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Sharp Words Over Brain-Based Learning

By Richard Whitmire — November 15, 2010 1 min read
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Lise Eliot of Pink Brain, Blue Brain fame takes on Michael Gurian and co-writers over the science behind gender-based learning differences. Both pieces in Educational Leadership.

Me ... I’m staying neutral in this fight. I’ve seen single-sex schools using gender-based teaching techniques work well for boys, and I’ve seen coed schools using none of those techniques work just as well for boys. To me it’s less about teaching style than a determination to teach literacy skills in a variety of ways. Most of all, it’s about refusing to let boys fall behind in literacy skills.

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