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I teach several classes of all boys and the dynamics are so different than class of all girls or classes with both.
You deal with the smelly things, the anger things - but I love it when they show their tender side to each other (because of course it is not puppies and kittens but barbed wire and handgrenades - with smiles and elbows).
One boy was talking about his girlfriend and what he had bought her for Christmas because he is very proud of himself and wanted to show it off.
Another has a girlfriend at another school so he finally showed us her picture - to comments of "She is our of your league."
He showed me the picture and I asked if she had vision problems - and then we both smiled and recognized the comments for what they are - ya done good and we are proud of you.
The entire conversation would have been so different in a mixed group. (And yes, I am female but I am the teacher so it doesn't count)