is not about male bashing. There
are differences between the way men and women approach a learning
situation, especially one that involves some risk, whether real
or perceived. We are different and in women's programs we celebrate
those differences and use them to our advantage.
example, women tend to be supportive of each other when faced with
a challenge where men tend to be more competitive with each other.
Neither approach is good or bad. Each has its advantages. It's just
use that mutual support to enhance our teaching and to help women
approach new challenges. Women have less muscle mass than men, so
we find that women use skill more than strength to accomplish their
goals. They have to.
course most women tend to approach risk with more caution. We acknowledge
this and work with it rather than try to convince women that there
is no reason to worry. We build confidence in stages rather than
throw ourselves over the edge.