Understanding the Neuroscience Behind Educating and Raising Boys
By Dr Michael C. Nagel
What’s really going on inside the head of a boy?
What can neuroscience teach us about educating and raising boys?
This engaging book takes a close look at the male brain – how it develops, and how it is different – and the crucial role it plays in how a boy thinks, learns and engages with the world.
Moving past the ‘boys will be boys’ dictum, neuroscientist Dr Michael C. Nagel gives us a guided tour of a boys’ brain, and explains how differences in structure and neurochemistry impact their behaviour, learning, emotions and bodies. Exploring aggression, learning difficulties, behaviour, emotional problems, toxic masculinity and the challenges of technology, Nagel offers solutions and ideas for parents and teachers.
Drawing on the latest research, Nagel applies neuroscientific insight to the common problems boys face, and argues that by understanding why boys do what they do, we can better work with them to increase their wellbeing and educational outcomes.
Michael C. Nagel, PhD, is an educator, researcher, author, mentor and parent. As an Associate Professor he teaches and researches in the areas of human development, educational psychology, behaviour and learning. The author of many books and articles on neurological development in children, Nagel has worked with parents and teachers worldwide to apply the insights of neuroscience to the daily task of raising and teaching young people.