Teaching the Female Brain: How Girls Learn Math and Science by Abigail Norfleet James

By Abigail Norfleet James

Incorporate brain-based examine to empower ladies within the classroom!

This attractive, sensible consultant examines how ladies’ certain sensory, actual, cognitive, and emotional features impact their functionality within the school room, and indicates you the way to evolve school room studies to help women’ studying, relatively in math and technological know-how. Readers will find:

  • Research-based recommendations and purposes for differentiating math and technology instruction 
  • Ways of facing women’ stress
  • Up-to-date findings on left- vs. right-brain studying, studying kinds, and math anxiety
  • Resources, figures, and charts, in addition to quizzes in every one bankruptcy that introduce the subject and problem preconceived notions of studying differences

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You can post homework assignments, extra material, links to other Web sites, and a lot of other information that can be read. Teach all students to take competent notes. Even if a female student is a good auditory learner, she will need to know how to convert information from an auditory source to a written record. For young students, start by giving directions and asking the students to write down a summary of the directions. This will help you discover if any children have subtle hearing problems or auditory processing issues, but also, it gives children practice in getting the gist of what the teacher says, not necessarily the exact words.

If you use colored paper to post information, children can learn that yellow sheets contain information for their parents, pink sheets contain information for math class, and the like. Not all girls are neat, and one way to help keep materials organized is to color code everything. My math notebooks were always white and my science ones green. That helped me find them in my bookbag or on my desk. I used colored plastic envelopes to store my papers in, and the color of the envelope matched the color for that class.

Frequently, girls are just looking for affirmation that they are on the correct path and, if you tell them how to do it, they may not learn to develop their own methods. Before you include questions on your own tests that can be solved in unconventional ways, give the class similar items for homework or as a class exercise. Let students work together to develop novel solutions. Yes, you need to prepare your students for the state-standard exams, but knowing how to use information in an innovative way will solidify understanding much more than just learning to identify what problems require certain solution approaches.

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