Same-Gender Classes…are students learning fine the way things are or should schools switch to “same-gender” class periods???

Studies have been done on student performance based on the effectiveness of not only class size, but whether or not separating boys from girls in classrooms proves to be more effective for students’ progress.  It is true that boys learn differently from girls. Some researchers believe that present school structure tips the odds in favor of girls and want more equitable justice for boys.   What do you think?  Should  more Middle Schools convert to this type of classroom structure..ALL girls classes and ALL boys classes??  Some schools are already being operated this way.  Discuss in your comments if this is a good idea or not–do your research first–and please be specific and tell why??  Always, re-read your comments before hitting submit!!!!!

                                                                                                                             

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47 responses to “Same-Gender Classes…are students learning fine the way things are or should schools switch to “same-gender” class periods???

  1. I think it’s a good idea for some classes and not all. It would eliminate distractions and most kids would feel more relaxed to speak up in class without worrying about mistakes. I, personally, wouldn’t mind having a class that I’m struggling in to be like that so I could get more work done and thrive like I’m supposed to. It seems like a different approach to traditional schooling.

  2. I don’t mind having classes that are all girls but then it would be miserable for some kids. Most girls can’t help themselves so they pick on other people so some girls will be getting pick on. Most girls like to talk a lot in class instead of paying attention so some will fail. With it mixed with boys and girls it’s like when you have a feeling that something bad would happen. Boys are very well attracted to girls so we know they are going to talk to them. Some girls are already distracted there. Guys like to horse-play so that distracts the whole class. So I guess it would be okay that our classes are the same gender.

  3. Umm, I think boys and girls should be in the same classes. Boys usually have different views on things, and i would like too hear it. A lot of us girls think alike , and it’s nice hearing different opinions on different things. PLUS i don;t really like girls so more points for me ! (:

  4. I think that classes in a middle school shouldnt have same gender classes because classes that have the same gender can be difficult, especially with a bunch of females in one class. That can cause alot of problems and drama, and then they wont be focused on their work they’ll focus more on whats going on .

  5. I THINK BOYS AND GIRLS SHOULD BE IN THE SAME CLASS
    IF THEY ARE IN CLASS TOGETHER THEN THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE THINGS AND ” SITUATIONS” FROM A DIFFERENT GENDER POINT OF VIEW AND THE REACTION.

  6. i dont think thats a good idea at all. i think what we have now is good. it is getting us ready for the real world. it shows who is going to make it in life.

  7. no, i bo not think that is a good idea. i belive it is more sructured and nomal if there are both girls and boys in classes. i wold hate that ellll:{ :}

  8. no, i bo not think that is a good idea. i belive it is more sructured and nomal if there are both girls and boys in classes. i wold hate that ellll:{

  9. i think that gave s same gender class won’t make a diffrence. there wll be more fights because all the boy/girl are in the same room

  10. The situation is two-sided. I think sex separated classes will be beneficial more ways than others. Being in an all girl class would mean fewer distractions. We are young and still trying to figure out ourselves and our future, involving boys just makes mistakes more vulnerable. No one is perfect or exempt from temptations, so you may go into a phase were attractions are empowering you. The thing is you can’t let it steer your life, even though it may be a challenge. Therefore, the all girl or boy schools or classes are just trying to relive the weight you have to carry on top of your education. Though it would mean fewer distractions, the counter argument would be; same gender classes can be ludicrous. You see, in order to grow you have to make mistakes and have the opportunity to learn from them. By separating genders, you are shielding them from reality. In the real world, you are going to have to interact with the opposite sex in the work place and in a relationship. Therefore there is no reason to teach us to operate without the opposite sex, because then we will be unprepared. Not to mention be stuck in a school or class with all girl would not end the drama and pettiness girls face towards each other. (or boys)

  11. an all girl class , ew . i think that girls &’ boys should be able to have classes together , because since some boys aren’t mature girls can help the boys . having an all girl class means more drama , less work done , more talking , more attitudes , bad class . in avid we have an all girl class and its fun but its way more drama and talking in there so much isn’t done . boys &’ girls should be in classes together , even though they all learn on different levels they just have to be put in a class that they can learn easily in .

  12. I say both because, I don’t think the school should seperate us by gender. If we have girls in one classroom their would be more drama then it should. Plus if we have all girls and all boys in the classroom everyone would be better socaily(as in everybody would know how talk to their opposite gender). But then, we should because at this age boys hormonys are out of control and some girls would feel uncomfortable.

  13. Same gender classes can be a good thing and a bad thing. Same gender classes can causes less drama and distractions especially for our grade level. An all boys/girls class would not be that bad because everybody would be able to concentrate more in class. The only bad thing would be, that there would be a lot of drama between the people within the class because not to be rude but girls can be pretty MEAN to each other and they can hold grudges for a long time (every girl knows what I’m talking about). I’m not sure about how guys act alone and I’m not sure I want to know but it can’t be as bad.
    There is a bad thing about same sex class because you aren’t able to get both side of the debate because there is always another side. Something else is you wont be able to learn more about the other gender because (sorry to bust your bubble but……) they don’t always think how YOU think they are.
    It would not be a good idea to switch to same sex classes but that is just my opinion now I would like to hear your!!!
    ~!BC! 😉

  14. I think same gender classes are good and bad good beacause no one talking to each other. Bad because boys tend to roughhouse and talk about girls almost all the time and girls tend to argue about boys and text to boys and vice versa and that’s my blog

  15. I think same gender classes are good and bad good beacause no one talking to each other. Bad because boys tend to roughhouse and talk about girls almost all the time and girls tend to argue about boys and text to boys and vice versa and that’s my blog.

  16. I think that classes with boys and girls are fine. To all girls who say boys are distractions: when you get a job or enter the real world, you will have distractions. You have to learn how to block them out. It is better to learn that now than later. Also, boys are not the culprit of everything. Sometimes you girls cause your own distractions in the classroom. I think that classes being set up the way they are now is perfectly fine. Learn how to block out the distractions and it is not always because of boys.

  17. I don’t think it would make a diffenets because boys will act like boys in boy class and girls would act like girls in girl class. You need an equal of each.

  18. I would hate being separated from girl cause i love them. just imagine if all the girls were in a class, and the boys. Man that is a hand full. Maybe there could be big changes., but we really dont need any changes.

  19. My response to seperating the girls from the boys is a great idea. In my own opion I say girls shouldnt be around boys as that much. I say that because some boys distract girls and that waist like 5 seconds of there learning when the could be learning something they never knew.I actually learn better that way. I just learn to ignore SPECIAL people like that because they need help. I don’t let anything get in the way of my education so why bother to pay any attention to them.Sometimes learning with boys is a distraction. But i don’t let that get in between me and my education. Thats whats most important.

  20. i think it is a great idea because it can help us learn faster. boys are mostly slow except me. It could help us learn so we could pay more attention. Some reasons that it is bad because it makes the classes really boring so we wouldn’t want to lear. It really depends with people. IDK if we should do it at our school,but for my opinion i think we shouldn’t.

  21. I think that channging classes is a good idea . If boys learn differentley than girls then i think it would only be fair to seperate them . There would be more focus in the room if boys and girls were seperated . Girls wouldnt be focused on boys and how they look and the same goes for boys .

  22. no i dont think so because that would mess up the flow because every one is used to it and it gives you a better chance at meeting new people

  23. I say that same gender classes don’t really make a difference because the kids are still going to get distracted easily from their environment.

  24. i think the classes are ok how they are now. because if you put a lot of girls in the class , the class would be very loud and talkative. i dont think our school should change to this system because it would be alot of confusion.

  25. i think its neutral because some kids might learn diffrently w/ or w/out a different gender in the same class.really i dont really care because itll be cool if there were only girls in my class but on the other hand id get pretty annoyed because girls talk to much so……yea guys would be great to have around.

  26. No,because then there would be a huge increase in confrontations (fights) and a decrease in grades.This will hurt both students and administrators, because they have to do the paper work.And plus what boy in this school could go the whole day/week/month/year without seeing a girl?!

  27. I think that channging classes is a good idea .It could help us learn so we could pay more attention. To all girls who say boys are distractions: when you get a job or enter the real world, you will have distractions. You have to learn how to block them out. It is better to learn that now than later.

  28. I think that changing classes is great because we would not have to study about the boys, or be distracted. So a all girl class would be fun to have. 🙂

  29. i think being separated is a bad idea and a good idea. bad idea , because that can cause alot of issues and conflict. its better to have girls and boys in the same class. it can also be a good idea because boys and girls learn differently from each other.

  30. I think that its a good idea and a bad idea. GOOD IDEA because girls well some think about boys to much. so if they were split we could pay attenition to our work. NO because we need to learn with our peers and if we didnt that would be bad.

  31. I think it is a good idea for some kids because boys will probably be able to focus more on their studies and girls as well. Because both boys and girls all get distracted sometimes. So Basically it is good to have a all boys school and all girls school.

  32. I dont think it would make a difference changing the class arrangements so what if you seperate the boys from the girls, its about you handling your business because you can only determine whether you want to go to college.

  33. i think that that would be rite because it really doesnt matter who you are in a class with . because you can get your education anywhere. classes with boys and girls in it is ok because to me uts jus a mixture of people in one class .where ever you go its jus goin to be the same no matter what. you will just get your education anywhere. so classrooms with boys and girls in it is jus okk .

  34. I think some middle schools shouldn’t do that. I say this because when you have a real job its not going to be like that. Another reason would be how would some boys be able to work with all the noise we can make sometimes.

  35. Ithink thatin some cituations boys and girls can be in the same classroom because you get to learn from a diffferent perspective and learn how people learn which could help you in ways that you might not understand. Some boys learn like boys. Which means they pick up a little slower but when they learn there on track.As for some other boys they learn and think likie girls.Such as they learn and pick upquick and mature likee the usual and they dont have to be constitenely watched andlooked overt because noone is therre to guide them or they dont know how to stay busy with themselves.this is what I think about different classroom settings.

  36. I think we boy and girls should stay in class together. We all have different points of veiws and think differnt to. They shouldn’t start changing now we have worked with girls in our class for ever and it should stay that way. I see no reason in chaning it because we all work great together.

  37. same gender classes would make too much chaos. I mean too many boys in one classroom , they would be to hyped up to learn anything. Plus can you imagine the chaos it would create? plus it’s the same thing with the girls the teacher would confiscate so many phones in one day

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