From the Back Cover
Successful Single-Sex Classrooms
From the acclaimed Gurian Institute comes an essential resource for teachers and administrators who want to establish single-gender classes, and for anyone already working in schoolspublic, private, or parochialwith single-sex programs. The book offers educators important information about gender-based brain science and provides practical, effective strategies for single-sex schools and classrooms.
In Successful Single-Sex Classrooms, Michael Gurian, Kathy Stevens, and Peggy Danielsauthorities on gender and learningfocus on topics that are essential to creating, maintaining, and maximizing single- sex innovations:
Tips for creating a single-sex program in a school or community
Cutting-edge scientific research on howboys' and girls' brains learn differently
Ideas for relationship building in thesingle-gender classroom
Proven strategies for teaching corecurricula to girls and boys
Helpful, classroom-tested teachingmethods for language arts, math,science, and social studies
Throughout the book are creative, practical, and easy-to-implement ideas for setting up boy-friendly and girl-friendly classrooms.
Successful Single-Sex Classrooms will help to infuse a new level of excitement for teachers in their work with girls and boys, and ensure greater learning for all students in the classroom.
About the Author
is an educator and the New York Times bestselling author of The Wonder of Boys, The Minds of Boys, Boys and Girls Learn Differently! and The Wonder of Girls. The Gurian Institute, which he co-founded, conducts research and trains educators in single-sex and co-educational environments throughout the world.
Kathy Stevens is executive director of the Gurian Institute, with twenty-five years of experience in the classroom. She is also co-author of The Minds of Boys, Strategies for Teaching Boys & Girls: Elementary Level, and Strategies for Teaching Boys & Girls: Secondary Level.
Peggy Daniels is a Gurian Institute master trainer with more than 30 years of experience as a teacher and administrator. At Carolina Day Middle School, she is principal of one of the nation's most successful single-sex programs.