Gender Matters

Joanne Jacobs posted on an MSM discussion of a study of eighth graders which said that 8th grade boys do better with men teachers and 8th grade girls do better with women teachers.

I wonder if that would apply to homeschooled boys and girls as well. I doubt it. Part of the problem appears to be that with a female teacher “boys were more likely to be seen as disruptive.” Since I have only boys, I don’t really judge them by their gender. I just try to work to their strengths. (That can be a challenge.)