Gender in our students

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Genders in the classroom

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Gender in our students
  1. Night to His Day
    1. Gender Sameness
      1. In the journal Lorber states that gender is the same between male and female and that we are only separated by our sexuality. This however takes a turn when we look at how society forms us as individuals. Each person has others around them telliing them what is wrong and what is right following gender norms. According to Lorber "Gender norms are inscribed in the way people move, gesture and even eat.
      2. Gender Difference
        1. Lorber tells us that the reason we have gender difference is because we choose to have it. Lorber states that"the social institution of gender insists only that what they do is perceived as different" (pg 58). She states the more we are treated toward our gender view, the more we follow those view points. She sees her becoming more incompetent, the more she is treated like a woman because that's how she is supposed to be viewed.
          1. Reflection: As teachers we need to be able to look at our own personal teaching strategies and make sure that we are not falling into a category where we are misleading our students, but instead need to keep an open mind and let the students follow their own path.
      3. Miseducation of Boys
        1. The "Bad Boys"
          1. Sadker says that boys can be broken into two main groups, those starring in the classroom for the right reasons and those starring for the wrong reasons. The "bad boy" persona is given to the boys who stand out in class because they are seeking the attention of others. While the discipline for theses types of behaviors were harsh toward male students the girls were treated as princesses. Sadker states that "In most cases when boys get tougher discipline, however it is because they deserve it(pg 186). Sadker goes on to say that instead of teachers having high hopes for these boys "they fear those boys could become involved in very serious trouble" (pg 187).
          2. The "Star Students"
            1. In the journal Sadker talks about the effect of the "star students" in a class. When referring to a star student in this journal Sadker is talking about males in a classroom. Sadker's journal mentions that boys are usually the best in the class for teachers or the lowest. With being the "star student" however, there may arise problems. Sadker said that these boys "usually face ever-increasing pressure and cutthroat competition to be the top" (pg 185). Sadker believes that even the boys whom of which are those "star students" face tough circumstances because of the competition factor.
              1. Reflection: As I teach in the future I need to recognize the issues with boys and deal with issue in a manner that will not be detrimental to his growth throughout school and beyond.
          3. How Girls Negotiate School
            1. Maverick Leader
              1. According to AAUW a maverick leader is "a girl who habitually speak out make themselves highly visible in their schools and become publicly acknowledged as leaders" (pg 247). These students may come across as more dominant, while trying to speak their mind.
              2. Trouble Maker
                1. According to AAUW a trouble maker is "a girl who also speak out for become identified as 'negative leaders' with unrealized potential. Girls viewed as trouble makers may increase their risk of failure until they change others' perceptions of them"(pg 247).
                2. Play School Girl
                  1. According to AAUW a play school girl is defined as, "other girls call up 'good girl' behaviors partly to cover up who they really are. this pretense can involve ambivalence and perhaps even strife. Girls using this approach are outwardly compliant and successful in school but leave clues to their other identities and worlds, which may fit uneasily with school culture" (pg 248).
                  2. School Girl
                    1. According to AAUW a school girl is defined as' "some girls who employ traditional 'good girl' ways of negotiating school with apparent comfort, such as doing work on time, listening, and complying with adults' expectations" (pg 248).
                      1. Reflection: While looking at these we as teachers need to understand that there are different types of female learners and they can not all be classified as the quiet learner. As teachers we need to watch for each kind of student and help them achieve her max potential.
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