Jack's Brain, Jill's Brain: Gender Differences and Why They Matter

Did you ever know deep down that your girls and your boys learned differently? Are you frustrated with traditional limitations and constraints and yearn to teach each gender in the most effective way possible? This workshop introduces participants to the rapidly emerging research on how the brains of females and males are developmentally, structurally and functionally different. Based on these differences, participants will learn academic approaches customized to the distinctly different learning styles of girls and boys.

Learning Objectives

  1. To introduce participants to the rapidly emerging research on how the brains of females and males are developmentally, structurally and functionally different. Participants will identify how the male brain is significantly different than the female brain during the many stages of childhood and adolescent development.
  2. To acquaint participants with the practical application of this research to behavioral and emotional interventions provided to females and males by caretakers and educators, with specific focus on helping both sexes avoid high risk activities such as drug use, alcohol abuse and sexual activity. Participants will learn and practice 6 techniques for helping children and adolescents avoid high risk behavior using methods customized for each sex.
  3. To expose participants to the growing body of resources on brain-compatible counseling, guidance, mentoring and parenting techniques including books, newsletters, websites, conferences and workshops. Participants will be able to locate brain-based resources in their community and via the web.

Testimonials

"This workshop had so much great information. I never gave it much thought on how much boys and girl’s brains are developmentally different. This will help me in so many aspects. “The Brain Made Ridiculously Simple” really was simple. I never thought I could remember any of those parts and now I can! Thanks Heather!" 
—Carol Riggins, National Association for Family Child Care, Las Vegas, NV

"This is my second training I attended by UDO and they just keep getting better and better. You always make learning fun, engaging and full of important strategies that everyone can use! My classroom will be set up differently this year. Thanks for sharing your knowledge." 
—Eloise Kaufman, PBIS Baltimore County, MD

"You just answered my big question…why is it that my son is always in trouble but my daughter isn’t and I raise them the same way? It’s biological!! Great presentation! You should do a parent workshop at our school. Your handout was wonderful as well." 
—Drew Crowley, DVAEYC Annual Conference