Chris Cannon, Author of Winning Back Our Boys: The Ultimate Game Plan for Teachers and Parents Boys and girls can differ vastly in how they most effectively learn. King shares: Critical insight into the brain-based differences between boys and girls First-hand leadership and classroom experiences to provide educators with a blueprint for creating schools where boys and girls! Not with back book cover blurbs though. As educational leaders, it is critical that we create school environments that clearly reflect and demonstrate this understanding. Then ensure you incorporate them into your back book jacket blurb. Checked out, kicked out, or dropped out, they're benched when they should be scoring goals on the academic playing field. Checked out, kicked out, or dropped out, they're benched when they should be scoring goals on the academic playing field. All trade names and trademarks recited, referenced, or reflected herein are the property of their respective owners who retain all rights thereto.
Featuring the famous plays including: -The Lorenzo Von Matterhorn -Mrs. Writing the Playbook: A Practitioner's Guide to Creating a Boy-Friendly School. Thank you; I am truly in awe of your work. From the pen of the prolific and bestselling author Barney Stinson comes the indispensable guide for every Bro looking to score with The Ladies. He taught me that homework doesn't always get done at the kitchen table.
Connor taught me that little boys learn by smooshing, smearing, rolling, and colliding, and that not all boys want to sit on your lap and read. For my husband, Chris, who teaches our children every day, through his actions and words, what it means to be a man of integrity: What a difference it would make in this world if every child had a father like you. The approach Kelley and her team used to close their literacy gap was the nature-based approach, which looks at brain differences along with socialization differences, to understand the overlapping and also sometimes contradictory learning styles of boys and girls. . She offers practical advice for making schools boy friendly, which works just fine for girls too.
Don Haddad, EdD, Superintendent of Schools, St. As Kelley has taught this approach around the world in the last six years, she has individualized and organized the approach into a leader's playbook, which she is sharing with you in these pages. Here's a book that can truly make a positive difference for our society and its future. Because so many of today's achievement gaps relate to boys' learning needs, she targets a crucial area of future progress for schools and communities. Enjoy this book not only for immediate practical strategies that can help you alter your school environment today but also for models of sustainability that will provide ongoing success for every child in your school.
It is also in some ways inspired by his doctoral dissertation which examined 'The New Rhetoric,' a 20th-century practical reasoning guide written by Chiam Perelman and Lucie Olbrechts-Tyteca. He lives with the miserable Dursleys and their abominable son, Dudley. Kelley's book is an important step in this direction—by calling on school leaders to become engaged and by giving them the tools to make change happen. The book teaches readers how to use proven methods and accelerators to break through data obstacles to provide faster, higher quality delivery of mission critical programs. Do boys see their interests and ambitions reflected in what they are learning about? If you've ever desired a positive educational atmosphere, this book provides the blueprint! In this book, readers get King's step-by-step, research-based leadership plan for jump-starting boys' achievement.
It is a great book for use by a professional learning community and should be required reading in all educational leadership courses. Or you can take 2 hours or even a few days. Boy-friendly schools need leaders who will encourage and support teachers as they change the way they teach. Some of those educators, like Kelley King, become visionaries for the sake of students and school systems. As a school principal, I had the opportunity to observe gender differences on a much larger scale. During the summer of 2004, as I dug through my school's data looking for achievement gaps between subgroups of students, I was shocked to see the extent of the gap between male and female achievement in reading and writing.
Example activities, templates, outputs, resources, and roles are explored, along with different organizational models in common use today and the ways they can be mapped to leverage playbook data governance throughout the organization. Kelley's work has been featured on The Today Show, National Public Radio, and National Health Journal, as well as in Newsweek magazine and in Educational Leadership. She was principal at that time of Douglass Elementary School in the Boulder Valley School District in Boulder, Colorado. Here you provide the hope of overcoming the crisis. Your game plan for getting boys on the path to higher achievement As a school leader, Kelley King has walked the talk: she successfully led her own staff to close the achievement gap between boys and girls in reading and writing in just one year. Kelley is a certified Corwin consultant in the areas of Visible Learning and Teacher Evaluation. She has served schools with diverse racial, linguistic, and socioeconomic student populations, as well as schools ranging from rural, one-room schoolhouses to large suburban schools.
Briefly, describe the circumstances of the story. Principals, superintendents, and teacher leaders should pick up a copy of this book if they are interested in engaging their communities in leading change, getting results for all students, and making teaching fun. Vrain Valley School District As I read this book I am thrilled Kelley King is speaking out on behalf of our boys! Hear directly from teachers and principals about what works and from the boys themselves about what they need and want out of school. King Adult content: No Language: English Has Image Descriptions: No Categories: , , Submitted By: Bookshare Staff Usage Restrictions: This is a copyrighted book. Kelley's book is a guide to support all educators in making those ideas become reality. Third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him. Boys made eight times the expected gains in literacy, and girls made three times the expected gains.
If it hadn't been for Arnie Burvikovs, executive editor at Corwin, this book would never have been written. Note how has its sentences laid out: For non-fiction, bullet points are great. I first met Kelley in 2005 by phone. Proofreader: Caryne Brown Indexer: Jean Casalegno Cover Designer: Bryan Fishman Permissions Editor: Jennifer Barron Advance praise for Writing the Playbook This is a must-read for school leaders and teachers. Writing the Playbook: A Practitioner's Guide to Creating a Boy-Friendly School. Except for that usage, no part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.
Hurley earned his PhD in Writing and Rhetoric from the University of Rhode Island. Are classrooms and schools inviting places for boys? As she is doing in the book you are about to read, Kelley teaches educational success at the achievement data level, but also at many other levels. For a strong America, we need both genders to thrive and to lead. The Ground Game: Setting up Classrooms That Help Boys Succeed Physical Arrangement of the Classroom Classroom Procedures The Final Buzzer 7. We owe it to them to acknowledge the differences and to design an educational experience that honors them.