All the fourth-grade girls at First Baptist Church in Lafayette, Alabama, were excited and ready to go. Our bags were packed and off we headed to GA Camp one hot, steamy, Monday morning in July, 1961. As I recall, no one came up for air the entire trip as we talked, sang, and giggled all the way to the campground.
I was just daydreaming out my office window and thinking about my visit with my granddaughters this past weekend. It was spectacular! It seems every time I see them, they’ve grown up more, learned more, and of course, get more precious.
Yesterday I received a new flyer from our marketing department here at WMU. On one side of the flyer I read The Kids are Back in Town. On the other side the title was The Boys Are Back Where It All Began.
A few years ago, I read a terrific book by Leonard Sax, Why Gender Matters. In that book Dr. Sax states, “Parents and teachers must understand that girls and boys learn differently. Teachers must be given more opportunities to learn how to use gender-specific teaching strategies to get the best out of every student. If that happens, the odds are good that we’ll have more girls who excel in math and science, and more boys who like to read. It’s not too late to make a change.”