Younger boys enter the classroom excited about school. When they experience learning as engaging and enjoyable, they’ll seek more of it.
These years provide the foundation for future achievement. The student-teacher relationship is still important, but now there is a peer influence at play.
During middle school, boys develop the ability to understand abstract concepts. However, each boy’s relationship with his teacher is equally as important as his interest in the subject matter.
Boys in upper school are just beginning to challenge their world and develop their individual viewpoints. Creating the opportunity for lively discussions will help them articulate their ideas and perceptions.