Category: Gender

Movie Review: The Mask You Live In

Our office manager, Ashley, recently watched a documentary  called “The Mask You Live In.” Read her thoughts about how the documentary affected her as a parent to a six-year-old boy. 

By Momentous Institute

Boy Brains and Girl Brains: What’s the Difference?

We are continuing our discussion about differences between boys and girls and how they learn. In this post we take a look at gender differences in the most important biological component: the brain.

By Momentous Institute

How Girls Learn and Lead

For today’s blog post, I spoke with Jennifer Bartkowski, the CEO of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. Keep reading to learn more about how the Girls Scouts are working to empower young women.

By Maureen Fernandez, Content Manager

How Boys and Girls are Doing in School

As we continue with our blog series on gender, we take a moment to assess how both boys and girls are currently doing in school. We've talked about the STEM gender gap, but what other gaps need attention?

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Connecting with Teen Girls: A Safe Haven for their Inner Voice

At Momentous Institute, we are fortunate to be able to form therapeutic groups when we see a need arise. Read on to learn more about my new therapeutic group called “S.E.L.F.I.E.”, developed specifically for teen girls. 

By Julissa Pagán-Peña, M.A., Psychology Doctoral Intern

Are Classrooms and Playgrounds Serving Girls and Boys Equally?

Spaces and places, and how we move within them, are deeply rooted in gender. In this post, guest author April Larremore asks if these spaces are serving boys and girls equally. Read more...

By April Larremore, Ed.D., Dallas ISD Early Learning Department

Young Men's Leadership Academy: An All Boys Middle School

Continuing to learn about how gender plays a role in education, I recently visited Young Men's Leadership Academy, and all-boys Middle School located in Southern Dallas. Read more about my visit.

By Maureen Fernandez, Content Manager

Solar Prep: An All-Girls School Review

I recently toured Solar Preparatory School for Girls, an elementary school in the Dallas Independent School District. Read my thoughts about this amazing all-girls campus!

By Maureen Fernandez, Content Manager

Are Girls More Empathetic Than Boys?

Research shows that females tend to have higher levels of empathy than males. Our research team was interested in whether the same was true for elementary school students and whether there was anything we could do to change this trajectory by intervening at a young age. Read more...

By Karen Thierry, Ph.D. Director of Research

Seven Ways to Get Girls Interested in STEM

It is widely accepted that careers in STEM fields are dominated by men, and that women and girls do not pursue these fields at the same level as their male peers. Through my research and practices, I want to share seven ways to help girls gain interest in STEM. Read more...

By Jennifer Grauberger, Technology and Media Specialist