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Reaching Boys, Teaching Boys: Strategies That Work and Why    by Michael Reichert & Richard Hawley order for
Reaching Boys, Teaching Boys
by Michael Reichert
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John Wiley & Sons, 2010 (2010)

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* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

After a study of 1,500 boys and 1,000 teachers, the authors of this guide sat down and compiled what works in the classroom and leads to academic success for male students.

What did the study show boys want? They want clear rules and directions, relevance, protection from ridicule if they make a mistake, and also the opportunity to try again. And, like all students no matter their sex, boys want to be recognized when they succeed.

Taking the information they collected, Reichert and Hawley not only explain what boys need to academically move ahead, but they also offer tips for forging successful relationships with boys that their teachers can utilize.

The core of the book also features 100 detailed examples of classroom activities and real-world teaching techniques that will make a difference in engaging male students and getting them to buy into the program.

Anyone involved in the educational process, teachers, counselors, administrators and parents, should take a look at this book. Incorporating the testimony of the students and their teachers into the book, the authors let the parties involved explain what does and does not work.

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