Girls tend to be “the connectors” in many classrooms. As always, when we look through a “gender lens” we are not stereotyping but instead looking at broad generalizations that hold true across cultures.
It may seem like there is heightened focus on boys and their challenges both academically and behaviorally in school and at home but also we don’t ever forget girls and their unique social and academic needs! The Old Girl Code:
The old Girl Code message was, “It is your responsibility to make others happy.”
Many girls, because they are relationship-oriented, are ‘pleasers,’ which impacts their confidence and self-esteem.
Too often girls think that being nice means being quiet, never showing anger, and not expressing their true feelings.
The NEW Girl Code
Males tend to delay complex emotional reactions.
Males tend to choose physical expression of emotions over verbal expression.
Males tend to mask vulnerability.
Males prefer a quicker release of feelings.
Males view emotions as a design problem that needs solving.
Females view emotions as life processes.
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