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Teaching By Gender

July 23, 2012

Teaching By Genderfrom junior high teacher, Mrs. Patterson –

Did you know that Holy Cross Catholic School teaches Science and Language Arts in our Junior High by gender?

Studies have shown that the brains of male and female adolescents and teens process information, listen, read and experience emotion in very different ways. Gender-specific classes can improve academic performance and diversify instruction while allowing the student to take risks without worrying about what the opposite sex will think of them.

Holy Cross has had gender-specific classes for the past four years in Science and Language Arts. The students are thriving and learning! Having two content area subjects gender specific is a great way to balance and optimize the learning environments for our Junior High students.

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