Are the Boys Welcome in Your Room?

Another really well thought out blog entry by one of my favourite bloggers.

Pernille Ripp

One thing I love about being hospitalized (the little baby is trying to make her appearance 10 weeks early) is that I get to speak to all of the incredible nurses that take care of me.  Once they find out I am a teacher the conversations always get even better and today was no different.  We discussed the topic of boys in the elementary classroom, and particularly how female teachers can create boy inviting classrooms.  As this is something near and dear to me, I thought I would offer up a few ideas of how to get boys to feel welcome in our classrooms, or any kid really.

  • Realize the damage of cute.  Angela Watson had a great post that started a huge debate on whether classrooms should be cute or not.  While I don’t mind cute at all I do try to look at classroom decor from…

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