This blog is the promised sequel to the March blog on educating girls. As a mother of two teenage boys, I can now cast my mind back and comment on their education. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Both parents and teachers do the best they can at the time. Here are my reflections on the future of educating boys.
|An early drawing with writing (copyright D. Netto)|
|My little sportsman c. J Netto|
|Solar system - dwarf planet Pluto at the back - now often left out © La Gorda|
We need to motivate boys to love learning as much as girls. Today's boys will have girls as bosses. However, society needs equality, not role reversal. I believe that boys and girls should learn to work with each other side by side. We just need to find more innovative ways to motivate them.
|Boy and girl learning side by side © nearbirds - Fotolia.com|
|Visually appealing, strategic online space game © nearbirds|
Boys and girls need teachers who inspire them. Teachers with First Class Honours don't necessarily make the best teachers. They need role models who inspire them. Steven Gerrard of Liverpool is James's hero.
** Slow and steady wins the race
Karen Andrews (Netto) is the proud Mum of two boys described above. Her other full-time job is running Anglicity Ltd., offering content writing and French to English translation/transcreation.
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