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The Minds of Boys: Saving Our Sons From Falling Behind in School and Life by [Gurian, Michael]
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“…I found the authors’ thesis compelling” ( Times Educational Supplement , 13 th January 2006) “…practical…the authors offer step–by–step guidance to help boys…” ( Human Givens , Vol 12 (3), 2005) "…(Gurian’s) humane, thought–provoking strategy for engaging boy’s…" ( The Times T2 , 4 th November 2005)

“…I found the authors’ thesis compelling” ( Times Educational Supplement , 13 th January 2006) “…practical…the authors offer step–by–step guidance to help boys…” ( Human Givens , Vol 12 (3), 2005) "…(Gurian’s) humane, thought–provoking strategy for engaging boy’s…" ( The Times T2 , 4 th November 2005) "This practical book aims to show teachers and parents how to help boys overcome their current classroom obstacles and failures." ( Human Givens Journal, April 2006)

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" The Minds of Boys provides a valuable service not only to parents and teachers but also policymakers. Boys today are languishing academically. Gurian and Stevens provide important analysis and practical solutions." —Christian Hoff Sommers, author, The War Against Boys "Reading this book may be the greatest act of love you can do for your son." —Scott Haltzman, M.D., author, The Secrets of Happily Married Men and founder of www.secretsofmarriedmen.com " The Minds of Boys is a wonderfully practical and enjoyable book to read and a great companion to The Wonder of Boys . The strategies presented help to empower parents to demand social justice for their boys in school. I highly recommend!" —Stephen J. Bavolek, Ph.D., author, Nurturing Parenting Programs " The Minds of Boys is a gift to parents, teachers, and anyone else involved in raising or nurturing boys. It is filled with cutting edge neuroscience, yet has the warmth of a wise professional." —Daniel Amen, M.D., author, A Good Brain Great "Wonderfully readable, The Minds of Boys fills a great void for parents and educators by offering practical ways to change the development course for boys at risk. Gurian and Stevens show us that we don′t have to surrender our boys to depression or school failure: an essential piece of school reform!" —Robin Karr–Morse, author, Ghosts From The Nursery "Gender plays a significant role in how children think, develop, behave and consequently learn. The Minds of Boys is a timely, practical approach to helping boys succeed in educational environments, extra curricular activities and in daily life. A must read for parents trying to provide the best for their sons!" —Amy James, author of the Knowledge Essential Series including First Grade Success and Second Grade Success "Michael Gurian pulls the pieces together in The Minds of Boys , including the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive needs of boys. This is a must read for educators from preschool through young adulthood, and any parent or grandparent who is raising a boy. Gurian′s work is well researched, offering concrete ways to help our boys develop and flourish in and out of school." —Paul D. Slocumb, author, Hear Our Cry: Boys in Crisis "This book provides invaluable information for parents and educators to help them improve boys′ academic and social success." —Michael Merrifield, Colorado House of Representatives, Chairman, House Education Committee "As the mother of three sons, I′m grateful to Michael Gurian and Kathy Stevens for their breakthrough contribution to helping us understand how a boy′s mind really works. We′ve always known that boys and girls learn differently, but Michael and Kathy have really shown us for the first time how we specifically can help our sons fulfill their potential. I highly recommend The Minds of Boys to all parents, teachers, and anyone who really cares about the future of our society. It is a must read that is destined to become a classic." —Michele Borba, Ed.D., author, Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me: The Top 25 Friendship Problems and How to Solve Them and Building Moral Intelligence: The Seven Essential Virtues that Teach Kids to Do the Right Thing "Michael Gurian had the courage to talk about boys before it was popular. This book takes his work further and articulates the issues from a brain–based approach with supporting research. He then gives very practical examples for interventions. I highly recommend this book to anyone who works with boys professionally or personally. I found the book to be extraordinarily helpful." —Ruby Payne, author, The Poverty Framework " The Minds of Boys is an excellent read. I found it enlightening not only as a neuroscientist but also as the mother of young boy. It has absolutely changed the way that I think about boys (and men) and the ways in which they express their enthusiasm for life." —Tracey J. Shors, department of psychology, Center for Collaborative Neuroscience, Rutgers University

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2620 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (18 May 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00107LM9K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #378,988 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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