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   Boys learn differently than girls, get worse grades than girls, and face certain challenges in school.  Find out how you can help your son succeed more in school. Discover why males do 30% less school work than females, fidget more, like new and hard challenges, and more.
   Then take home 9 tips for helping your boy learn and succeed more in school. You’ll also find out something new about how you learn.  Anyone interested is welcome to attend. eBook included.
One month; William A. Draves, instructor
Unit 1
Males and Females Learn Differently
-Sex Ed for Parents
-The male brain
-Gender differences in learning
-The fundamental difference

Unit 2
Helping Your Boy Learn More
-Techniques to aid concentration
-You and his limbic system
-5 Tips any parent can do
-Say this every day

Unit 3
Working with Teachers
-Creating a win-win for the teacher
-Why schools try to teach ‘responsibility’
-The IEP and other options
-When his teacher is not helpful
Unit 4
Helping Your Boy Succeed in School
-Consider all the options
-How to advocate for your boy
-What to tell your boy
-Achieving his and your goal

Question MarkAbout online learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. 

GearsHow the Course Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.

Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.

CalendarParticipate when you want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.
For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

ChecklistWhat you will do

For each Unit, you will:

  • Read the print readings 
  • Have the option of accessing the online readings
  • Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
  • Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.


The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.

Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.

We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

It’s easy. It’s fun.

Next offering(s):
September 8 - October 2 Add to Cart

$125.00 CAD
$95 USD

Ave. hours 16, 1.6 CEUs/ILUs

About Your Instructor

William A. Draves is a parent and has mentored a number of boys while they were in school. He and Julie Coates have studied the issue of boys in school for twenty years and are authors of the book, “Smart Boys, Bad Grades: Gender Inequality and STEM in Education.”  He also teaches teachers all over Canada and the United States as part of the graduate program in the School of Education at the University of South Dakota. 

Course Objectives

-To provide parents with an understanding of how boys learn
-To give parents tips on helping their boy learn more
-To deliver information for parents to understand why schools focus on behavior
-To give parents a way to tell how much their boy is learning
-To assist parents with information on how to help their boy succeed
Course Outcomes

After successfully completing this course, parents and other participants will:
-Know why boys get worse grades than girls;
-Be able to help boys fidget and engage in movement without distracting others;
-Have an understanding of the critical role parents, guardians and mentors play in helping their boy succeed in school and in college
-Have gained 9 tips for helping their boy learn more.
Completion Requirements