She doesn’t shout at no girls: the gender gap | classteaching

Teaching is full of perennials.  Just like the irises in my back garden they dutifully arrive every year come what may, blooming for all their worth and giving us that secure, fuzzy feeling that there are some things we can always rely on.

Like data showing that our boys are performing less well than our girls.

The gender gap, unlike my lovely irises, is one of many teaching perennials that we would rather stopped reappearing.

This year, rather than wringing my hands and sharing weary truisms with my fellow educational gardeners, I decided, together with the rest of the teaching and…

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