Why Gender Matters in Teaching Children

Why Gender Matters in Teaching Children

  One of the key differences between boys and girls has everything to do with entrepreneurial learning. Girls tend to understand math better when math problems are cast in real-world contexts. Leonard Sax, a psychologist and family physician, and the author of the books Boys Adrift, Girls on the Edge, and Why Gender Matters, describes a robust phenomenon … Read more

Using A Growth Mindset To Foster Entrepreneurial Learning

Using A Growth Mindset To Foster Entrepreneurial Learning

An entrepreneurial mindset is an accelerated growth mindset. In acquiring such a mindset, not only do girls learn that they can make themselves smarter, they learn that they have the potential to think of new ideas that have practical applications. That might be fancy language for a 5-year-old so it would be better expressed for … Read more

Closing The Confidence Gap With a Growth Mindset

Closing the confidence gap with a growth mindset

A growth mindset is a winning mindset. There is no downside to a girl believing that she has the capacity to grow her intelligence and to acquire new skills. And it’s important to know that neuroscience is on her side. Everything we are learning about plasticity of the brain supports the hope that people can … Read more

Allowing Girls to Tap Into Their Potential

Allowing girls to tap into their potential

When we encourage girls to change their mindset, rather than simply to get good grades, we open up a world of possibilities for them. In my last post, we looked at the importance of encouraging girls in math by understanding the differences in their brains and those of boys. I began to describe a study … Read more

Girls, STEAM, & Growth Mindset

Girls, STEAM, & growth mindset

Full STEAM ahead: What happens to the girls who could go on to study and work in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM), but who actually don’t? They miss incredible opportunities that could change their lives. This is often less a matter of choice, but more about conditioning. As early as … Read more

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