But this changes when engaging with them becomes expectations all in itself.
Murray observes that boys need men they can look up to. Basically, he wants more male teachers in the classroom, "not least because so many boys don't have active fathers in their lives."
I guess we all have baggage. Some of us just unpack it, while others externalize it.
I touched on this in the last point, but boys love to be praised and encouraged by men. Some male teachers would do better as lawyers and prison guards. Of course we need rules and regulations, and discipline, and demerits, and lines, and detention, and
In school, what % of your grades 1-12 teachers were male-bodied?:
Which brings me on to the need for much greater emphasis and respect for “traditionally” male activities such as woodwork, mechanics, strenuous sports, business skills, etc.
Don't worry, Murray. It doesn't sound sexist, it IS sexist.
Boys do develop later than girls, especially in academics. I flunked the most important exams in my High School (partly because I was bored out of my skull, but mainly because I was devising ways of making my first million when my parents thought I was studying).
How do you graduate a year early while flunking your exams, and also not read a book? I just… huh.