ENGAGING THE ADOLESCENT MALE BRAIN
Boys’ brains go into a rest state easily when they are not physically active, and when they do it becomes more difficult for them to learn than their female counterparts. At Mount Carmel, our teachers understand the danger of rest states in boys' and have designed their practices to keep boys' attention. Mount Carmel faculty members engage students through problem solving activities, group work, competition, and the use of visual media. Some play music as students enter their classrooms while others incorporate games into their lesson plans. Given the research, at Mount Carmel we don’t judge the success of a classroom by how quiet and still students are, but rather by their engagement in the material and the acquisition of skills.