…in separate classrooms. This article talks about the growing trend of same-sex classrooms, and outlines some of the arguments for and against it.
I saw the same sex classrooms at work while doing a summer program with the Sunflower County Freedom Project. At first I was uncertain as to how well it would work, but it worked very well, particularly with the middle-school aged students that we were working with. As we all know, the adolescent/pre-teen/early teen age group is one that is just a bundle of emotions with hormones in overdrive. In my opinion, having the students separated allowed them to focus more on their work, and not trying to impress their boyfriend/girlfriend/prospective boopiece while in class. After seeing it in action, I was very impressed, and I would definitely support it in other classroom settings (ie: the public school arena).
So, what do y’all think? How would you feel about same-sex classrooms?