In America, we are familiar with the learning differences between boys and girls.
As a result, it seems specifically the boys are failing school more than the girls.
Is the learning difference issue really an excuse for boys to fail school? Or, is the classroom setting more “friendly” to the way girls learn?
After all; for the most part, the American public school system has always operated in a classroom setting.
How did boys become valedictorians in the past?
I want to propose that it was due largely to discipline. Discipline is sorely missing in the parent/child and teacher/student relationship today. We have this notion that adolescence is a time for unbridled entertainment as opposed to a period of preparation for adulthood.
As I counsel all the parents that I meet; consider a wiser limit on your kids’ digital amusement, while requiring higher standards of constructive activities found in books.
Conversation Starter: I would love to hear your thoughts on this. How can we shift the paradigm to prepare young boys for academic success?