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March 22, 2011

The Brain-Based Debate....Again

Sax v. Eliot in the WSJ.

January 18, 2011

Brain-Based Debate, British Version

Can brain-based learning difference explain why British and Irish boys are lagging in school? Yes, reply those behind Brainsex Matters. Therefore, schools need to tailor their learning around those differences. In years to come we'll discover whether brain-based learning techniques are an important...

January 14, 2011

Leonard Sax vs. Cordelia Fine

Conflicting thinking on whether there's a hard-wired difference in the way men and women think and learn. It all plays out on NPR. Thanks to Chuck Meissner for passing that along.

December 28, 2010

"If You See the Words 'Brain Based': Run"

Dan Willingham always writes in a blunt style I appreciate. What he has to say won't make a lot of boy advocates happy -- those who argue that "brain based" instruction is the solution to the boy troubles.

November 15, 2010

Sharp Words Over Brain-Based Learning

Lise Eliot of Pink Brain, Blue Brain fame takes on Michael Gurian and co-writers over the science behind gender-based learning differences. Both pieces in Educational Leadership. Me ... I'm staying neutral in this fight. I've seen single-sex schools using gender-based teaching techniques work well ...

September 21, 2010

More Skepticism on Learning Styles

From a familiar critic, Dan Willingham.

September 11, 2010

Are There Brain-Based Gender Differences?

Pretty important question, considering the number of public schools now experimenting with single-sex classes. The science on this question is by no means settled. Here's a UK author weighing in with "Delusions of Gender."

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