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Helping Teenage Boys to Read More

The Positive Effects of Reading

“To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Boys Lag Behind Girls in Reading

The following quotes from Jack Jennings, President of the Center on Education Policy are very sobering. “Our most dramatic finding is that in no state in the union are boys … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

What Was “The Book” that Got You Into Reading?

This post is for all of my male friends out there. I am doing a very informal survey to find out what was the book that sparked your interest in … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Male Role Models

Through Facebook, I have made a friend whose name is Mike McQueen ( . He has written a book called “Getting Boys to Read.” It gives 114 ideas of how … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

List of Books for Teenage Boys- Now it’s own page

I have just added a page on this blog showing the list of books that I think would motivate young men to read.  (See the link on the left side … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Positive Peer Pressure- the New “Cool”

In discussion with lots of people including teachers and parents, I find a very disturbing trend.  Maybe this is not a trend but just a cultural reality. The reality is … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

The PISA Test

Every three years the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) administers a test among fifteen-year olds around the world. The test they use is the Programme for International Student … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · Leave a comment