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Boys and Learning

Hopefully, society is well past the “politically correct” (an oxymoron in a democratic society) approach that the only difference between a male and a female is in socialization—that aside from reproductive organs, there is no difference between the sexes neurologically, emotionally, or psychologically.

Whereas good relationships are important to girls, success is more important to boys. A boy measures everything he does by a single yardstick: “Does this make me look weak?” If it does, he is NOT going to do it.

With this in mind, it is important to remember that competition improves performance—not learning. Some students will practice for hours spurred on by the competitive spirit in music competitions, athletics, or speech contests. These students are motivated … >>>