What You Will Learn

An academic gender gap is plaguing our nation’s boys in the classroom. Here is some of the concerning statistics:

  • More boys enroll in kindergarten, but fewer boys will graduate from high school.†
  • Boys are two-to-three times more likely to be placed in special education classes.
  • Boys make up 80 percent of disciplinary referrals.†
  • Boys are four times more likely to be expelled from pre-school.†
  • 77 percent of expulsions are boys.†
  • Boys are 30 percent more likely to drop out of school than girls.†

Some attribute this growing divide to learning environments and strategies structured to favor girls’ learning styles.† Teachers and administrators alike report that boys are too fidgety, too hyperactive, too disruptive and often derail the educational process for everyone while sabotaging their own intellectual development. Glance into most North American classrooms and you will see desks in rows, teachers pleading with students to stay in their seats and to refrain from talking to their neighbors. Positive reinforcement for good behavior is focused on students who are proficient at sitting still for long periods of time, a skill that many boys have not mastered.

On the one hand, parents are sometimes quick to rationalize troublesome behaviors with “boys will be boys.” But on the other hand, educators sometimes fail to remember that “boys will learn like boys.”† Rather than penalize the boys' relatively higher energy and competitive drive, the most effective way to teach boys is to understand the cause of their high energy; to take advantage of their curiosity and thirst for competition.

In this informative 90-minute webinar, award-winning author and internationally recognized speaker Stephanie Jensen will provide deeper insight and understanding of the role of gender in education and how to develop effective strategies and techniques to engage boys in the learning process.† The following topics will be explored:

  • Boys Will Learn Like Boys: “Boyology” and brain development
  • Boydom: Combating boredom in the classroom
  • To Infinity and Beyond: Essential skills for boys’ success in school

Stephanie will focus specifically on understanding and engaging boys in the classroom with lessons that:

  • Result in an end product
  • Are structured as games
  • Require Motor Activity
  • Require Boys to Assume Responsibility for Others’ Learning
  • Introduce Drama with Novelty or Surprise
  • Encourage Boys to Address Open Questions or Unsolved Problems
  • Require a Combination of Competition or Teamwork
  • Focus on Independent, Personal Discovery & Realization

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the influence of biology and neurology on boys’ behavior and learning.
  • Gain insights about the social world of boys and how to use their social structure to engage them in the learning process.
  • Explore effective strategies to improve boys’ interaction and success in the classroom.
  • Identify three essential skills for boys to be successful in school and beyond.

You Will Also Receive

The $49 registration fee includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the live presentation. This will be emailed to each registrant the afternoon prior to the webinar.

Benefits from Taking this Webinar
  • Valuable Information – From a nationally known speaker with a reputation for providing insightful and useful information.
  • Inexpensive – Eliminate travel arrangements and travel expenses that you would ordinarily need to expend to attend a professional seminar such as this one.
  • Efficient – No need to spend time arranging for and traveling to this seminar
  • Access PowerPoint™ Visuals – as Stephanie Jensen, MS, LPC progresses through the seminar. A copy of the PowerPoint™ presentation slides will be available to you upon registration.
  • Reproducibles – Handouts and worksheets will be available to you, upon registration.

Potential Funding

Research-based, outcome-based continuing education opportunities from Developmental Resources may qualify for funding under Title 1 Part A Targeted Assistance Program Grants; Title II Part A Improving Teacher Quality Grants; Perkins Professional Technical Education Grants as well as other federal, state and local sources. Requirements vary from state to state. Contact your local administrator.

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Group Discounts

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

3-5 Attendees 10% off
6-9 Attendees 15% off
10-19 Attendees 20% off
20+ Attendees 25% off
Unlimited Access CD
The pre-recorded webinar on CD will be shipped to you for unlimited viewing.

In order to be eligible for group discounts, we must receive ALL registrations at the SAME time.

RECORDED: Single-Use Version
Grade Levels: K-12

Grade Levels: K-12

You will receive a confirmation email. A link to the webinar will be sent separately. Simply click the link at the scheduled time and follow the instructions.

Stephanie Jensen, MS, LPC
About the Presenter

Stephanie Jensen, MS, LPC is an award winning author and international speaker recognized for her insight and understanding of child development, learning and school culture. She combines fifteen years of practice in the fields of education and counseling with research, practical strategies and a bit of humor to address challenging behaviors and to build positive relationships with students of all ages. She has held positions as classroom teacher, reading specialist and as an education consultant with Boys Town. She holds a masterís degree in clinical counseling, focusing her efforts on adolescent and family issues. In recent years Stephanie has applied her passion for adolescents to focus on the dynamics of relational aggression, social-emotional learning, and positive behavior interventions. She is the author of Thrive in the Hive: Surviving the Girlís World of Good and Bad Relationship Bee-Haviors, Princess Priscilla and the Bully-Bee Day (Winner of the Momís Choice Award), and Princess Priscilla and the Mood Ring Rainbow, and Princess Priscilla and the Great Beezilla.