They feel more comfortable about their abilities without worrying about how they appear to boys, and they have more opportunity to participate in class discussions.
Boys, who are typically more confident in math and science, dominate discussions, and teachers tend to call on boys more often.
In a diverse classroom, there are countless questions, different perspectives, and a variety of interests, which all add to the excitement of learning.
Our students have much to contribute to each other, and students of all ages benefit from being engaged in activities and learning in the company of the opposite sex.
Of course, not all girls and boys are going to be comfortable in single-sex classrooms, so it would have to be voluntary enrollment.
But offering single-sex classrooms in public schools is the cheapest, most effective, and simplest “innovation” available to improve achievement, particularly in math and science.
In the classroom, learning experiences need to resemble real-world life experiences.
How can we prepare students for future families, homes, and workplaces without exposing them to members of the opposite sex?
How can we expect them to learn to respect and appreciate gender differences as adults if we do not teach them to form healthy relationships and have positive interactions and appropriate dialogues now?
I also believe that female classmates encourage many unmotivated male students.
Boys tend to favor a setting that is more competitive, physically active, and louder.