Do Boys and Girls Learn Differently?

Do Boys and Girls Learn Differently?

While individual personality and ability play the biggest roles in determining how your student learns, research shows us that boys’ and girls’ brains are wired differently and that approach learning from different angles. Learning which approach best suits your student’s learning style will help you to provide support that really works.

While boys learn better with visual aids and movement, girls prefer to learn through discussing and working with others. Knowing how to present information in a way that makes it easier for them to digest is a great way to help your students to study.

After School Activity

If you want your students to do their homework or work with the in-home tutor, it’s best not to schedule these activities right after the school day has ended. Just like you, your students need to decompress after a long day. Boys are more likely to play a video game, play sport or do something physical while girls want to talk about their day. Ever wondered why your daughter will spend all day at school with her friends, but then phone them the minute she walks in the door? It’s just her way of processing the events of the day.

Movement is a great way to get some exercise, de-stress and get some fresh air. Encouraging physical activities like a game of basketball or walking the dog are the perfect way to get some downtime before homework.

Homework help for boys

Understand that boys need to move around and incorporate that into your homework routine. Set short periods of working interspersed with activities for example, get your student to work for fifteen minutes and then play basketball for fifteen minutes. You can incorporate movement into homework tasks too like throwing a ball to each other while spelling words or making a map on the floor and asking them to walk to different countries when they are studying geography. Acting out plays or scenes from English books is a great way for them to understand and remember what happens.

Boys develop language skills later than girls do, so you may want to monitor progress and get an English tutor if necessary. Encourage reading to help your student to improve his vocabulary and communication skills.

Homework help for girls

Get your girls moving. Girls are better at sitting still and may want to watch TV when they have free time, but getting them to move will encourage creativity and problem solving. When your student is having trouble with her homework, discuss the problem with her and try to explain it in a different way. Monitor math and science scores and get a math tutor if she is struggling.

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