Web MD magazine in the March-April 2011 Edition had a fantastic article in the “Parenting Matters” section titled “The sexes really do learn differently…”
“A greater part of the cerebral cortex* of boys’ brains, on the other hand, is dedicated to spatial and mechanical functioning. For that reason, boys tend to learn better with movement and pictures, rather than just words. Gurian* says.”
Proof that using their hands to draw while you are teaching engages more of their senses and aids learning and retention – artfulness is even more important than we think!
*The cerebral cortex is the part of the brain responsible for memory, attention, thought and language. Gurian is Michael Gurian, co-founder of the educational research and training Gurian Institute.