Exploring Boys' Education (Members Channel)

INTERNATIONAL BOYS' SCHOOLS COALITION  |  Podcast , ±38 min episodes every 4 weeks, 3 days  | 
Join Bruce Collins, host of the International Boys' Schools Coalition's Exploring Boys' Education podcast, as he takes you on a journey through the fascinating world of boys' education. Together with expert guests, Bruce will unravel and analyze the most pressing challenges facing boys, their teachers, and the schools they attend. Get ready to be an active participant in shaping the future of boys' education by tuning in to this must-listen podcast.

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30
JAN

S4/Ep.05 - Helping Boys Discover What Being a Guy Means to Them

Hear professor, author, and licensed clinical psychologist Christopher Reigeluth highlight the importance of having conversations about masculinity in current times. He unpacks the “guy code” and offers advice for educators and leaders in boys’ schools to help boys engage with society’s gender rules and the boxes these rules create. Reigeluth also describes The Masculinity Workbook for Teens, a workbook he developed to give boys a roadmap to discover what kind of man they want to be.

IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education music composed and performed by Tom DiGiovanni.
The Masculinity Workbook for Teens Chris Reigeluth's Website
18
NOV
2022

S4/Ep.03 - Boys and the Arts

Hear from Shannon Frigyik and Thembekile Maseko from St. John’s College Preparatory School (South Africa) and Mark Stenhouse from St. Alban’s College (South Africa) as they reflect on the role of the arts in the lives of boys. Delve into the positive impact music and drama have on younger boys and the skills older boys develop engaging in arts programs that are made accessible to all students.

IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education music composed and performed by Tom DiGiovanni.
St. John's College Preparatory School St Alban's College
07
OCT
2022

S4/Ep.02 - Preparing Boys for the Future

Join Charles Bailey and Hannah Fox from Harrow School (United Kingdom) as they chart the development of a curriculum that prepares boys for a life of service, learning, leadership, and fulfilment. Following a recent no-assumptions curriculum review, 2021-22 marked the first year of Harrow's innovative Curriculum 2025. Gain a sense of the best ways to harness boys' development from cognitive, social, and digital perspectives.

IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education music composed and performed by Tom DiGiovanni.
Presentation Download Harrow School
05
SEP
2022

S4/Ep.01 - Boys, Technology, and Empathy

Join Kori Brown from The Haverford School (United States), Polly Higgins from King Edward’s School (United Kingdom), and Laura Sabo from St. Christopher’s School (United States) as they discuss Brown’s IBSC Action Research project that explores using digital “selfless portraits” to foster cognitive empathy in eighth-grade boys. Brown garnered the 2022 IBSC Action Research award in recognition of her outstanding and innovative contribution to the IBSC community.

Listen to this podcast episode for insight from Brown and program leaders, then get more information on a variety of topics for boys’ educators in hundreds of IBSC Action Research reports.

Better yet, apply for the 2023-24 IBSC Action Research Program and conduct a project yourself.

IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education music composed and performed by Tom DiGiovanni.
IBSC Action Research Findings Apply for Action Research The Haverford School King Edward's School St. Christopher's School
13
MAY
2022

S3/Ep.09 - Sustaining Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work in Boys’ Schools

Hear from diversity and inclusion strategist Derrick Gay as he addresses the challenges schools may face in developing sustainable diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs. He speaks about the hurdles and opportunities presented by schools’ efforts and reflects on the resistance some school communities experience as they strive to become schools where boys belong. Gay offers advice for teachers and school leaders and gives examples of how to sustain this vital work in schools.

IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education music composed and performed by Tom DiGiovanni.
derrickgay.com
15
APR
2022

S3/Ep.08 - Boys' Schools Understand and Celebrate Boys

Join Tom Batty, principal of Scotch College (Australia), Byron Hulsey, headmaster of Woodberry Forest School (United States), and Tony Reeler, principal of Bishops Diocesan College (South Africa), as they reflect on the new IBSC brochure Boys' Schools Understand and Celebrate Boys.

IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education music composed and performed by Tom DiGiovanni.
Boys' Schools Understand and Celebrate Boys Why a School for Boys? Scotch College Bishops Woodberry Forest School
18
MAR
2022

S3/Ep.07 - Helping Boys Embrace Healthy Masculinity Part 1

Listen to this two-part episode focused on the importance of helping boys embrace healthy masculinity. In part one, gain insight from Gordon Braxton, author, activist, and educator on sexual violence. In part two, get ideas from Craig Wilkinson, founder and CEO of Father a Nation in South Africa.

IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education music composed and performed by Tom DiGiovanni.
Empowering Black Boys
18
MAR
2022

S3/Ep.07 - Helping Boys Embrace Healthy Masculinity Part 2

Listen to this two-part episode focused on the importance of helping boys embrace healthy masculinity. In part two, get ideas from Craig Wilkinson, founder and CEO of Father a Nation in South Africa. In part one, gain insight from Gordon Braxton, author, activist, and educator on sexual violence.

IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education music composed and performed by Tom DiGiovanni.
Father A Nation
03
FEB
2022

S3/Ep.06 - Enhancing Boys’ Well-Being: An Exploring Boys' Schools Feature

Hear from Upper Canada College (Canada) Dean of Student Life and Well-Being Scott Cowie and Coordinator of Student Well-Being Programs Laurie Fraser about their approach to enhancing boys’ well-being. Cowie and Fraser highlight the strategy, framework, and intent that underpin the school’s well-being programs and share how they operationalize this strategy to support their boys best.

IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education music composed and performed by Tom DiGiovanni.
Upper Canada College
06
JAN
2022

S3/Ep.05 - What Every Boy Should Know About Consent

Find out why it is essential for boys’ schools to educate students about consent and how we can help boys understand the qualities of respectful, healthy relationships. Student safety and healthy relationships expert Katie Koestner focuses on the characteristics of affirmative and enthusiastic consent to illustrate how we can empower boys to move from being bystanders to upstanders in social settings.

IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education music composed and performed by Tom DiGiovanni.
Katie Koestner Campus Outreach Services
06
DEC
2021

S3/Ep.04 - Sustaining Staff and Faculty Wellbeing in Schools

Gain invaluable insights about promoting well-being and resilience among all school staff from Andrew Cowley, co-founder of Healthy Toolkit and author of The Wellbeing Toolkit. Cowley explains why it’s important to focus on staff well-being in schools and details a holistic approach for schools to consider. He also offers advice for school leaders and teachers as they strive to create positive school cultures that value well-being.

IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education music composed and performed by Tom DiGiovanni.
Healthy Toolkit The Wellbeing Toolkit Andrew Cowley on Twitter
04
NOV
2021

S3/Ep.03 - Boys, Technology, and Learning Relationships

Get insight into the recent IBSC-commissioned report Building Learning Relationships Through the Use of Technology directly from leader of the study Professor Alison Clark-Wilson, principal research fellow at the UCL Knowledge Lab. With a special focus on boys' education, the research illuminates how technology can help and hinder productive learning relationships. Clark-Wilson also offers advice about emerging technologies that may impact the relational component of teaching and learning, technology that seems to add the greatest value to learners, and how schools might evaluate which technology to keep as they return to post-pandemic in-person learning.

IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education music composed and performed by Tom DiGiovanni.
Building Learning Relationships Through the Use of Technology Report

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