Single-sex classrooms can make it easier for teachers to match their instructional style to the behavioral characteristics of the students.
They feel more comfortable about their abilities without worrying about how they appear to boys, and they have more opportunity to participate in class discussions.
Boys, who are typically more confident in math and science, dominate discussions, and teachers tend to call on boys more often.
As the boat came to a halt, they were happily chanting the anti-apartheid song ‘Gimme Hope Joanna’ which was a hit for Eddy Grant in 1988.
Most of the group looked in a sorry state as they staggered off the boat and some came perilously close to falling in the water.
In my middle school classroom, I see my female students try to motivate my male students who seem to be less interested.