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Girls, boys do school work differently, study finds

New research published today says boys and girls take very different approaches to school work — a divide that educators at one Toronto-area school are trying to bridge.

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New research published today says boys and girls take very different approaches to school work — a divide that educators at one Toronto-area school are trying to bridge. 

Teen girls spend more time on homework than boys, but show less confidence in class according to a global study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Boys prefer to spend time online and playing video games. 

That's also what Grade 7 teacher Jenna Zack saw among her students before classes were split along gender lines at Roberta Bondar Public School in Brampton. 

Some girls were becoming wallflowers, Zack said. 

But now "the hands are shooting up and they want to come up and share their work," she said. 

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With files from the CBC's Kate Adach

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