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Boys, boys, boys! Why they’re falling behind and what to do about it
Thursday, October 8, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Presented by Ruth Hanford Morhard, President, Ruth Reid & Company Consultants in Early Childhood
Sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning Company
Studies show boys are falling behind in early learning environments. In this webinar, Ruth Hanford Morhard looked at why based on the latest brain research. She outlined how today’s early childhood classrooms are failing boys and offered simple boy-friendly strategies to improve boys’ learning and behavior in and out of the classroom.
Boys’ brains differ from girls’ in many ways that affect learning. Understanding how boys’ brains work is essential to helping them perform at their best. As an example, many teachers expect boys to sit still and listen. It’s easier for girls and it’s more difficult for boys. Their brains are wired for movement. They learn best when they’re physically, as well as mentally engaged.
In this webinar, attendees gained insight into what makes boys tick and how they can incorporate the boy-friendly strategies that help boys do and be their best. The overall goal is to create positive environments in which boys, girls, teachers and parents all benefit.
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Ruth Hanford Morhard is the author of Wired to Move: Facts and Strategies for Nurturing Boys in an Early Childhood Setting. She is President of Ruth Reid & Company, which offers consulting services in early education to some of the
nation’s most influential philanthropic, early childhood and higher education institutions.
She has been involved with early childhood education for 25 years and was a consultant to the landmark Child Day Care Planning Project, which brought together public and private resources to address critical child care issues in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to heading her own firm, she was a senior executive with major philanthropic and human service institutions. She has taught at an Ohio university and conducts numerous seminars and workshops.
In addition to Wired to Move, Ms. Morhard has written the children’s book, I Have Magic Helpers, which helps preschoolers gain skills to be resilient in the face of life’s challenges; and a companion book for parents and educators, Building Blocks.
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