Boys at School
Boys operate differently to girls in the classroom; here are three tips which will help parents and teachers to optimise their learning experiences:
- A burst of physical activity will stimulate the brain and help with focus for learning, so keep them moving regularly.
- Work with their natural curiosity to understand how things work, they will be far more motivated if there is a reason for the lesson.
- Communicate with them shoulder to shoulder rather than face to face, they will appreciate the space to solve a problem with your support rather than your directions.
What’s on at The Parenting Place
Building self esteem in your children by Ian Grant, Tue 11 August 1.00pm–2.30pm
Self-esteem is very important for a child’s development and success – Ian will cover the critical points where self esteem can either be enhanced or damaged. Learn how to develop self-esteem in your child while dealing with shyness, (life) crises and low self-esteem.
Kick starting boys learning – issues in their education by Michael Irwin, Wed 12 August 7.30pm–9.00pm
Are today’s boys and young men more destructive and out of control? What can we do to ‘hook’ boys in to learning and raise their achievement? Do we have different standards and expectations for boys and girls? The workshop will answer these questions by examining a number of powerful ideas. These ideas impact on young males whether they are at preschool, primary, secondary, university or starting work.
All workshops only $10 unless otherwise stated.
Give your Dad an early Father’s Day present
Buy him a seat at the Auckland Mayoral Fathers’ Breakfast – Tues 25 August at Vector Arena.