Workshop Facilitators: Latir Primus, Dean of Students, MS 223 and Stephanie Del Valle, Special Education/ELA teacher, MS 223
Statistically across the country, boys are already behind girls when it comes to verbal and communication skills. Elementary schools are 4/5th language, most ELA teachers are female and the reading material introduced is often unintentionally suited for a female audience. Schools are losing the boys’ interest before they can even learn literacy skills. Developing positive self-images and self-discipline are pre requisites for positive youth development and effective education of African American and Latino children.
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