TEACHING TO THE MALE BRAIN
By anyone’s standard boys are failing in the current educational environment. An increasingly greater number of boys are dropping out of high school and a lower number are attending college. Recent brain-based research has confirmed the biological, psychological, and physiological differences between the way male and female brains learn. This workshop explores those differences and looks at some strategies that can help males succeed in an educational environment that is often confusing and discouraging to their learning style. All teachers, educators, and administrators will benefit from this unique and compelling workshop.
THE EFFECTS OF FATHERLESSNESS ON EDUCATING CHILDREN
Having completed his Master’s Thesis on this topic, Mr. Johnson brings an abundance of research and experience to this subject. A wide variety of studies have found that children from single-parent homes are more likely to fall victim to a number of risk-factors that directly and indirectly affect their ability to succeed in school. With the significant increase in divorce and out-of-wedlock births the past several decades, more children from single-parent homes are entering the public education system. Both parents and teachers will benefit by learning about the disadvantages many of these children face and will help them to develop proactive strategies to deal with the associated adverse consequences.