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(Today)   Study finds the way boys behave in class affects their grades. However, no studies have been conducted yet about how nailing the hot 20-something teacher affects boys' grades   (today.com) divider line 14
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2013-02-12 09:46:19 AM
Are we talking Daily Mail hot? Because they seem to have an interesting take on the term.
 
2013-02-12 10:00:15 AM
As the father of a wiggle-worm (also a bounce, run, tumble, flail, interpretive-dance, -worm) I'm pretty clear on the notion that such behaviour does not contribute to any kind of attention span. I'm also pretty clear on the need for my short, crazy proto-human to engage in prolonged physical exertion before he'll sit down and pay attention. Seriously, nothing calms him down like exercise. The problem is less that little boys need to pay attention than little boys need an appropriate outlet for their energy so they're not sitting there fizzing.
 
2013-02-12 10:02:10 AM
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2013-02-12 10:18:24 AM

Nurglitch: As the father of a wiggle-worm (also a bounce, run, tumble, flail, interpretive-dance, -worm) I'm pretty clear on the notion that such behaviour does not contribute to any kind of attention span. I'm also pretty clear on the need for my short, crazy proto-human to engage in prolonged physical exertion before he'll sit down and pay attention. Seriously, nothing calms him down like exercise. The problem is less that little boys need to pay attention than little boys need an appropriate outlet for their energy so they're not sitting there fizzing.


Nannys cannot deal with that exercise thingie.
Requires hands on and thay just can't cut it.
Much rather just pass rules and such.
Waiting for running to be declared too dangerous for children.
 
2013-02-12 10:31:56 AM
I would love to see a study like this one done in the US.  When men greatly outperformed women in educational attainment it was assumed that institutional prejudice was the root cause.  Now that we've seen an almost exact reversal in the gender gap and it is just explained away as boys misbehave more than girls.  There is something very wrong with that.
 
2013-02-12 10:35:52 AM
Oh just run them around a lot.  When I help out in my son's 1st grade class, I observe that the teacher lets them all stand while they work, or kneel in their seats, or bounce up and down, as long as they are working.  Kids need to move.  By letting them be kids, she gets better work performance out of them.  She also takes them running around the track twice a week.  She is a wise woman.  It's pretty funny because my son is a very still, calm little adult-like child, and it actually bothers him that the other kids aren't sitting quietly and working diligently.  His brother makes up for it by being enough spaz for both of them.  :(
 
2013-02-12 11:37:33 AM
Boys outperforming girls? Gender discrimination!

Girls outperforming boys? It's the boys fault for not sitting still.
 
2013-02-12 12:14:51 PM

JesusJuice: Boys outperforming girls? Gender discrimination! It`s the boys fault

Girls outperforming boys? It's the boys fault for not sitting still.


FTFY
 
2013-02-12 12:21:38 PM

KCCO: I would love to see a study like this one done in the US.  When men greatly outperformed women in educational attainment it was assumed that institutional prejudice was the root cause.  Now that we've seen an almost exact reversal in the gender gap and it is just explained away as boys misbehave more than girls.  There is something very wrong with that.



That would be because it fails the sniff test.

Obvoius crap.


/needs moar study, plz send moar money
 
2013-02-12 01:19:32 PM
I'm willing to join a study to find out subby.
 
2013-02-12 03:03:07 PM

JesusJuice: Boys outperforming girls? Gender discrimination!

Girls outperforming boys? It's the boys fault for not sitting still.


Boys still outperform girls on most standardized tests, especially the ACT/SAT, which purport to measure college preparedness. Those tests are problematic, though, because women are now more likely to complete college than men, so those tests don't measure what they advertise.

Personally, I think a huge problem with restlessness in class is the lack of recess. That's been replaced with "test prep" throughout the country - utterly ridiculous.
 
2013-02-12 05:35:07 PM

snocone: Nurglitch: As the father of a wiggle-worm (also a bounce, run, tumble, flail, interpretive-dance, -worm) I'm pretty clear on the notion that such behaviour does not contribute to any kind of attention span. I'm also pretty clear on the need for my short, crazy proto-human to engage in prolonged physical exertion before he'll sit down and pay attention. Seriously, nothing calms him down like exercise. The problem is less that little boys need to pay attention than little boys need an appropriate outlet for their energy so they're not sitting there fizzing.

Nannys cannot deal with that exercise thingie.
Requires hands on and thay just can't cut it.
Much rather just pass rules and such.
Waiting for running to be declared too dangerous for children.


Ha, my kid's school has banned running and tag style games because it can lead to collisions with playground equipment and other kids.  Even funnier, they have to skip if they want to go anywhere faster than walking speed.
 
2013-02-12 08:50:00 PM
What, how can they not have enough data points for a study on how the grades are affected? It's on Fark every week.
 
2013-02-13 02:00:56 AM

Kimothy: JesusJuice: Boys outperforming girls? Gender discrimination!

Girls outperforming boys? It's the boys fault for not sitting still.

Boys still outperform girls on most standardized tests, especially the ACT/SAT, which purport to measure college preparedness. Those tests are problematic, though, because women are now more likely to complete college than men, so those tests don't measure what they advertise.

Personally, I think a huge problem with restlessness in class is the lack of recess. That's been replaced with "test prep" throughout the country - utterly ridiculous.


Agreed on the recess thing. Especially in lower performing schools, the inclination is to squeeze in the absolute maximum of instructional (read: test prep) time possible. All about "accountability" and "results." But honestly, especially with boys (who do tend to be more wiggly than girls on average), I'm not sure if this is doing them a favor, if it cuts out recess and other activities.

My 8-year-old boy is a bundle of energy, but still does well in classes and on tests. Fortunately, he has a teacher that understands him. I'm hoping it continues - I've seen too many kids w/ potential (esp. boys) just tune out in the later grades, just waiting until they get out because they're so frustrated with the structure.
 
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