The Demise of Guys

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Girls are outperforming boys at all levels from elementary to graduate school. Psychologist Philip Zimardo considers the reasons why boys are struggling today, including the possible effects of excessive Internet use and the idea that the brains of young boys are being digitally rewired for constant change and novelty. Prompt your class to review the claims this presenter is making and consider his accuracy given your learners' own experiences and opinions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Interesting statistics provided regarding gender and academic/social success
  • Opportunity to flip the video: create your own multiple choice and/or open answer questions to check for understanding and add additional resources (requires free online registration)
Cons

  • Use discretion with regard to your particular class, as this video may be appropriate for more mature audiences
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