100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Raising Boys' Achievement (100 Ideas for Teachers)£11.99
- Practical ideas through, relevant for teachers and parents.
- Challenges stereotypes.
- Easy to dip into, creating ideas and inspiration.
- Explores some of the bigger issues within education working against boys education.
Gary Wilson is a man on a mission. Following on from his Pocket Pal Raising Boys’ Achievement book (click here to read our review), Gary’s latest book offers 100 ideas for primary school teachers to help raise boys’ achievement. Dealing with boys can cause many challenges, and many primary schools are working at raising the attainment levels for all their pupils, but in many academic areas boys remain stubbornly behind their female counterparts, generally speaking. So, what can primary school teachers do to ensure all their students are achieving to the best of their potential?
Although the title of this book concentrates on “boys”, the ideas contained within the book help push the right buttons for all pupils in the primary classroom. Furthermore, attention is given on activities and challenges that get boys enthused with the writing process – including fine motor skills – which is critical to focus on in the early years. The key, in terms of literacy, is multi-modal, and Gary encourages parents and teachers to widen the range of materials to help stimulate learning (idea 24). Yet the tips evolve to critical emotional intelligence for pupils, positive male role models, play, and considerations about labelling.
Identity is key for individuals, and many have argued and explored the issues facing modern males. If you are currently focusing on raising the achievements on boys in your school or classroom, then this is a book certainly worth dipping into – for male and female teachers alike.
100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Raising Boys’ Achievement (100 Ideas for Teachers) by Gary Wilson is published by Bloomsbury