The Minds of Boys
Saving Our Sons from Falling Behind in School and Life
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Minds of Boys by Michael Gurian
Book DescriptionMichael Gurian's blockbuster bestseller The Wonder of Boys is the bible for mothers, fathers, and educators on how to understand and raise boys. It has sold over 400,000 copies, been translated into 17 languages, and sells over 25,000 every year, which is more than any other book on boys in history. To follow up on this first book, which launched the boy's movement, he has now written this revolutionary new book which confronts what he and a lot of other parents and teachers in this country truly believe to be a "boy's crisis". Here are the facts: * Boys today are simply not learning as well as girls * Boys receive 70% of the Ds and Fs given all students* Boys cause 90% of classroom discipline problems*80% of all high school dropouts are boys* Millions of American boys are on Ritalin and other mind-bending control drugs* Only 40% of college students are boys* And three out of four learning disabled students are boysSo what can we do? Gurian has the answer in this enormously fascinating and practical book which shows parents and teachers how to help boys overcome their current classroom obstacles by helping to create the proper learning environment, understand how to help boys work with their unique natural gifts, nurture and expand every bit of their potential, and enabling them to succeed in life the way they ought to. Gurian presents a whole new way of solving the problem based on the success of his program in schools across the country, the latest research and application of neuro-biological research on how boys' brains actually work and how they can learn very well if they're properly taught. Anyone who cares about the future of our boys must read this book.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780787995287
(226mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 4-May-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michael Gurian
Wonder of Aging, Paperback / softback (August 2016)
"Bestselling author and psychologist Michael Gurian, who's guided readers through the world of raising children, turns his attention to aging in this comprehensive, holistic look at the emotional, spiritual, and physical dimensions of life after 50, showing how the reader can learn to embrace and celebrate life as they age"--
Boys and Girls Learn Differently!, Paperback (October 2010)» View all books by Michael Gurian
A thoroughly revised edition of the classic resource forunderstanding gender differences in the classroom In this profoundly significant book, author Michael Gurian hasrevised and updated his groundbreaking book that clearlydemonstrated how the distinction in hard-wiring and socializedgender differences affects how boys and girls learn.
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Author Biography - Michael Gurian
Michael Gurian is the New York Times best-selling author of The Wonder of Boys and nineteen other books, including A Fine Young Man, The Good Son, The Wonder of Girls, and Boys and Girls Learn Differently! He is a pioneer in the fields of family development and education and has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, CNN, NPR, and in the New York Times, USA Today, Time, Newsweek, and elsewhere. Kathy Stevens is the training director of the Gurian Institute and has worked in education, child development, and the nonprofit world for more than thirty years in programs as diverse as juvenile and adult corrections, teen pregnancy prevention, cultural competency training, domestic violence prevention, and women's issues.
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