Michael Gurian Quotes.
Most teachers are not trained in how boys and girls learn differently.
One of the great tragedies in human life is to be born a male and not be guided toward the value of a man.
We expect him to take up a lot of space in his gangly experiments with life, and we teach him, through task, work, game, activity, and experience how to use that space. Above all, we give him mentoring and supervision that respects and teaches his gifts, his visions, even his shadowy inner demons
Classrooms keep getting set up more and more around the verbal and less around the kinesthetic and active. They are increasingly becoming environments that favour the girls’ brain.
A lot of women will be sort of ‘competitive like a guy’ in the workplace, but then when they go home, they realize that’s not fully authentic for them. They would like to have a more expansive or more authentic relationship in the workplace around competition.
If we create a generation of men who aren’t getting an education, that’s bad for women.
All over the world when you test men and women for facial cue recognition, women test… better. It’s a negotiation tool.
Soul development depends on attachment and bonding. Every brain and body is genetically wired to develop itself, but the full soul development of brain and body depends on each child receiving the care of between two and five completely bonded caregivers.
Neuroligacally, human beings haven’t caught up with today’s overstimulating environment. Getting kids out in nature can make a difference.
There is no single way to educate.
A mother’s job… is very much to hold back the coming of manhood.
The quickest way to create a boy or man who lacks compassion is to judge and shame his feelings.
Without fathers you would have no civilization.
Boys get unfairly labeled as morally defective, hyperactive, undisciplined, or ‘problem children,’ when quite often the problem is not with the boys but with the families, extended families, or social environments, which do not understand their specific needs as human beings and as boys