Sunday, 8 September 2013

Oh boy!

Oh boy oh boy oh boy - I've got to teach boys!!!! Haven't done that since my trainee teacher days when there was always a 'proper' teacher in the room as backup!

What do I know about boys?

 Slugs and snails and puppy dogs tails!

That don't sound too good, I mean puppies are ok but the tails on their own? Bit goreish. Nothing nice about slugs, just nothing, especially when you are bare foot. Snails are ok I guess but still...

I'm used to girls...

 Sugar and spice and all things nice!

Actually - that doesn't sound like any girl I ever taught. Oh they were spicy alright! And most of them were quite nice. But sugar? Hmmmm.

So teachers and parents alike - what are your top tips for working with teenage boys?


  1. I always have a seating plan and mix up boys and girls (assuming you have both). Also, boys tend to love competition and betting. I've had success in the past with betting boys that they can't do something I want them to do. They'll do it just to prove you wrong! Good luck :-)

    1. Thanks - the boy girl thing seems to be working. So far the biggest difference has been how girls behave with boys around, much quieter!


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