Teaching

and Learning

 

Comprehensive

School Health

Portions copied from:

Joint Consortium for School Health. Schools as a Setting for Promoting

Positive Mental Health:

Better Practice and Perspectives. 

(January 2010)

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. 

(January 2010)

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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