The first article I want to talk about is the one about the differences in learning. It's simple just stating that boys and girls learn differently. I completely agree with this but, you can't completely base every boys learning off of a few testing and experience and say that is how EVERY boy learns and that is how it should be taught to them. It says in the post that "Consequently, the most basic difference in teaching style for girls vs. boys is that you want to encourage the girls, build them up, while you give the boys a reality check: make them realize they aren't as brilliant as they think they are. Also it states that according to certain psychologists studies it's clear that girls care more about pleasing parents and teachers and most boys won't be engaged in a topic unless it interests them. Personally, I agree that girls want to please adults more than the boys do. But I don't think that boys don't care at all. They still want to achieve good grades as well. They just might not have the right mindset to do so. I also think some girls do not care at all (from personal experience in the classroom) and that could also be just be from lack of motivation from the teacher.
I internet searched "same sex education pros and cons" and found this link. It makes some good points in the short post that I think are some of the main reasons to decide about this issue. It states that having an only same sex classroom would lack diversity and that classrooms should be preparing you for the real world and just having the same sex in your classroom is not like the real world. A con of having coed classroom would be that some students feel intimidated by the opposite sex and also that the opposite could be distracting to their lessons and work.
The two questions I have for the class...
1. Would single sex classroom effect your behavior?
2. While considering colleges or when you are getting to consider colleges; would you consider a single sex campus? Why or why not?