"James' text is a wonderful resource for teachers and parents of girls. The practical suggestions for math and science teachers are an absolute highlight. If educators read and follow the encouraging suggestions in this book, more girls would be empowered to succeed in math and science."
—Kate Broadley, Researcher
Alliance of Girls' Schools
Incorporate brain-based research to empower girls in the classroom!
As any classroom teacher can tell you, there are discernible differences in the way girls and boys learn. This engaging, practical guide examines how girls' unique sensory, physical, cognitive, and emotional characteristics affect their performance in the classroom, and shows you how to adapt classroom experiences to assist girls' learning, particularly in math and science.
Abigail Norfleet James provides research-based findings to build your understanding of how females learn differently, whether in coed or single-sex settings, and clarifies assumptions held by both teachers and students about themselves. Inside, readers will find:
- Specific instructional techniques and practical applications for differentiating instruction in math and science
- Ways of dealing with girls' stress
- Up-to-date findings on left- vs. right-brain learning, styles of learning, and math anxiety
- Resources, figures, and charts, as well as quizzes in each chapter that introduce the topic and challenge preconceived notions of learning differences
Teach in ways that complement the female brain and give girls the best education possible!