Let's Hear it for the Boys
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Helping boys succeed in school.
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Boys in School . Raising Boys . PBS Parents | PBS

Boys in School . Raising Boys . PBS Parents | PBS | Let's Hear it for the Boys | Scoop.it
PBS Parents. Find information about your child's development from birth through the early school years. And you'll find lots of fun educational activities for your children to help get them ready for school.
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An economy that’s tearing our society apart

An economy that’s tearing our society apart | Let's Hear it for the Boys | Scoop.it
Prolonged unemployment shreds the social fabric.
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Take note of the impact that the economy has had on our boys in school and how this affects their lives later on.

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Middle school boys who are reluctant readers value reading more after using e-readers | SMU Research

Middle school boys who are reluctant readers value reading more after using e-readers | SMU Research | Let's Hear it for the Boys | Scoop.it
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Using ereaders to reach boys.

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Orca Book Publishers

Orca Book Publishers | Let's Hear it for the Boys | Scoop.it
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Publisher with books specifically for reluctant readers.

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Michal Hope Brandon's comment, May 8, 2013 8:10 AM
Love their books...topics are relevant to our kids' lives today!
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Research about the impact of audio books on reluctant readers.

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No Flying No Tights | a graphic novel review website

No Flying No Tights | a graphic novel review website | Let's Hear it for the Boys | Scoop.it
a graphic novel review website
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Looking for graphic novel reviews and core collections for your boys? Start here.

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TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: Show Me How to Live: Guest blogger Eric Devine talks YA Lit with the boys in his class

TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: Show Me How to Live: Guest blogger Eric Devine talks YA Lit with the boys in his class | Let's Hear it for the Boys | Scoop.it
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An author's perspective on writing for boys and a conversation with young males on reading.

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A Pinch of Everything: Teaching Wiggle Worms/ ADHD methods that really help

Does your child have trouble sitting still? Is he or she diagnosed with ADHD? Here are some tips for getting school work done without the fight.
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Strategies to help you deal with those hyper students (usually boys).

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Why There Is A Shortage Of Male Teachers In Elementary Schools

Why There Is A Shortage Of Male Teachers In Elementary Schools | Let's Hear it for the Boys | Scoop.it
Advocates say more male teachers are desperately needed. Here's why there is a shortage.
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Explanation for why there are few male teachers in elementary school.

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Is There Really A "Boy Crisis"?

Is There Really A "Boy Crisis"? | Let's Hear it for the Boys | Scoop.it
Most boys are doing just fine, although some have been getting the wrong message about what it takes to be successful
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Argument that boys have struggled for centuries and this is nothing new.

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Teachers make move to improve student focus by ditching desk chairs in favor of yoga balls

Teachers make move to improve student focus by ditching desk chairs in favor of yoga balls | Let's Hear it for the Boys | Scoop.it
WEST CHESTER, Pa. — In 11 years of teaching, ditching students’ desk chairs in favor of yoga balls is one of the best decisions Robbi Giuliano thinks she ever made.
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Using yoga balls helps with concentration.

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TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: 10 Tips for Parents (and librarians) Working with Reluctant Readers

TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: 10 Tips for Parents (and librarians) Working with Reluctant Readers | Let's Hear it for the Boys | Scoop.it
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Advice for parents and librarians.

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Attracting%20Reluctant%20Teen%20Readers%20-%202.pdf

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Practical suggestions for reaching boys.

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What's Wrong With Reading?

What's Wrong With Reading? | Let's Hear it for the Boys | Scoop.it
This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full potential through reading and writing.
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Reading as nerdy.

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TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: Take 5: Resources for Working with Reluctant Readers

TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: Take 5: Resources for Working with Reluctant Readers | Let's Hear it for the Boys | Scoop.it
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Info on reluctant readers, especially boys.

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Education Week: Strategies for Addressing School Gender Gaps

In this chat, Kelley King, the author of Writing the Playbook: A Practitioner's Guide to Creating a Boy-Friendly School, discussed the differences in the ways boys and girls learn and identify common school practices that have unintended negative...
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Several concrete strategies for making school more boy friendly.

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MenTeach - Recruiting male teachers for education

MenTeach - Recruiting male teachers for education | Let's Hear it for the Boys | Scoop.it
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Non profit organization that tries to recuit male teachers.

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"Boy Crisis" in Education Is a Microcosm of Women's Lives

"Boy Crisis" in Education Is a Microcosm of Women's Lives | Let's Hear it for the Boys | Scoop.it
You want more male teachers and educational environments that meet the needs of all types of students? I want fair pay, more female leaders and workplace and political environments that do the same thing.
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Response to David Brooks op ed piece on gender.

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Honor Code

Honor Code | Let's Hear it for the Boys | Scoop.it
It’s no longer debatable that boys are lagging in school. Serving them effectively is going to require some scrambling of educational culture.
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Op ed piece on struggling boys.

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Reaching The Reluctant Reader – One Dad’s Journey by Jeff Gunhus

Reaching The Reluctant Reader – One Dad’s Journey by Jeff Gunhus | Let's Hear it for the Boys | Scoop.it
My twelve-year-old son Jack just finished the third book of Rick Riordian’s Kane Chronicles series. He started the first one after New Year's and has read the series even though he gets up for scho...
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One dad's perspective on reaching his reluctant reader son.

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