How can boys be enticed to engage in reading endeavors? The majority of teachers that boys engage with in school are women and they are choosing or recommending the literature that the boys will read. As well, it is often mothers who choose the reading materials for their homes. A look at some research will lead us in a better direction for selecting and offering literature that entices the boys to become engaged with more reading. Of course, the activities chosen to explore the literature will also be important to keeping the boys engaged. You will leave this workshop understanding why boys don’t seem to want to read, with reading material suggestions and activities to keep them engaged in literacy.
This learning opportunity is made possible through funding from Alberta Education.
I have taught K-12 in regular and multi-grade classrooms for almost 4 decades including students with a diverse range of abilities. Over 25 years of my career, I was also responsible to ensure that students with learning challenges and exceptionalities received meaningful educational experiences.
Being a person who was forever involved in furthering my own learning to assist my students, I managed to finish an educational doctorate one year before retiring from public education. For a decade I then taught and supervised education students at the U of L. The subject areas that I taught were Language in the Classroom, and the first and second year psychology courses.
I continue to love teaching and this year I am spending time subbing in a variety of subjects at all grade levels.