It is high time we are a good deal less amazed that primary and middle school boys can do so much more intellectually; and a good deal more amazed that we would ever image that essays, worksheets, and memory based assessments could now continue to define their intellectual and imaginative maturity.
Boys' engagement and understandings becomes more sophisticated when an explanation is accompanied with an experience. Boys are engaged, become creative and explore diverse options when offered the opportunity to design unique demonstrations of their understanding. Boys love to be challenged to present evidence to support their thinking, "join the dots" to solve a problem, and work together to design and build a collaborative response.
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