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Planning Differences and Diversity
Planning Culturally Relevant Practices
Planning Cooperative Methods
There are thankfully a lot of books, television, and media that is currently addressing female empowerment. The author of Strong is the New Pretty made a fantastic book to celebrate the girl identity and its incredible diversity. She also recognized that there are less books available to guide boys in finding out who they are. And they need that guidance! How to define masculinity, how to to define boy interests, and how to celebrate the diversity of boyhood.
Planning for the return from SOE, this book could be a very helpful readaloud , provocation piece, and springboard for a variety of activities in the classroom that focus on inclusion, diversity, social and emotional learning, and gender-based critical discussion.
"THE HEART OF A BOY"
Planning Autonomy-Supportive Practices
Planning Strength-Focused Applications
Planning Social Skill Development
Portions copied from:
Joint Consortium for School Health. Schools as a Setting for Promoting
Positive Mental Health:
Better Practice and Perspectives.
Developing the growth mindset in children and encouraging constructivist learning and proactive student engagement depends a lot on giving them autonomous choice to pursue their own interests and passions.
Project-based learning could be centred around both books: The Heart of a Boy and Strong is the New Pretty. Children could be asked to create a captioned photo that they identify with the most (similar to the ones in the books). They could be asked to choose a picture from the other gender and express how their personal interests are similar or different.
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