You've seen it in your school: boys struggling to master basic literacy skills, sitting outside the principal's office, collecting labels like "hyperactive," getting failing grades. Checked out, kicked out, or dropped out, they're benched when they should be scoring goals on the academic playing field. As a school leader, Kelley King has walked the talk: she successfully led her own staff to close the gender gap in reading and writing in just one year. In her step-by-step, research-based leadership plan for jump-starting boys' achievement, she shares: Critical insight into the brain-based differences between boys and girls First-hand leadership and classroom experiences Ready-to-use activities and resources for leading a successful gap-closing initiative With tips, anecdotes, and more, Writing the Playbook provides educators in all roles with a blueprint for creating schools where boys and girls! thrive.