Following on from the huge success of Boys Don´t Try? this essential new book answers nine key questions about how teachers and schools can best tackle boys´ academic underperformance. For decades schools have grappled with the most significant barriers to male academic success: a lack of motivation to succeed, poor attitudes to learning, lower literacy levels and a reluctance to read for pleasure or write at length. In this compelling book, Mark Roberts provides clear answers about how teachers can tackle ´The Boy Question´.
Each chapter answers a frequently asked question about how best to teach boys, outlining the issue and demonstrating what can be done about it. Informed by a wealth of research and the author´s personal experience of successfully teaching boys, this book offers an abundance of practical advice for the busy classroom teacher. It will shine a light on what makes boys tick and how we can design effective curriculums to ensure they can best acquire powerful knowledge.
With practical advice and examples to help address anti-social attitudes and stem the cycle of boys´ underachievement, this is essential reading for all teachers and school leaders.