Why does understanding the differences between genders matter? Does it matter because it is important to know that during very early development, male sex hormones act so that male brains are organized differently from female brains? Does it matter because girls might be more inclined to take advanced math and physics classes if they were taught in a different sequence of topics to become more relatable and engaging for them? Perhaps it matters because teachers and parents need to know how to raise and support happier, healthier kids by understanding gender differences to create environments that support instead of limit.
Through this course, you will find that all the above reasons matter and understanding gender differences is important to breaking damaging stereotypes and limitations. The focus, instead, should be on the best interest of the child and how to help them reach their full potential.
Teachers will learn how to change their approaches to the two sexes in topics such as gender differences, risks, school, sex, drugs and alcohol, social media and video games, gender nonconforming, and a variety of other topics. Dr. L. Sax, M.D., Ph.D., an expert in the field of child and adolescent development, provides examples and techniques that will make understanding and applying the topics relatable and immediately applicable to your K-12 students.
This course is applicable towards the following certificate(s):
*Inclusive Classroom Teaching
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