Exploring Boys' Education

The International Boys’ Schools Coalition champions boys’ education. Join us for this regular podcast that delves into and examines current issues affecting boys, teachers of boys and boys’ schools.
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58 Episodes
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S5/Ep.04 - Supporting Indigenous Students in Boys' Schools

In the latest IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education podcast episode, Laura Sabo and Justine Kolliou delve into fostering inclusivity and understanding in boys' education. As lower school librarian and academic research coordinator at St. Christopher's School (United States), Sabo discusses her role in promoting a research culture and leading action research…
14 Dec 2023 42 min

S5/Ep.03 - Behavior Management in Boys' Schools

In the latest episode of the IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education podcast, Mark Dowley from Brighton Grammar School (Australia) shares his expertise on managing classroom attention and behavior in boys' schools. He discusses strategies for engaging energetic or distracted boys, effective ways to handle challenges to authority, and the importance of…
23 Nov 2023 39 min

S5/Ep.02 - Boys and Books

In the latest episode of the IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education podcast, Gabrielle Mace of St. Augustine’s College (Australia) and Pooja Mathur of The King’s School (Australia) discuss the reasons why boys may feel reluctant to read, including societal factors at play. Discover the cognitive and emotional benefits reading offers boys…
1 Nov 2023 36 min

S5/Ep.01 (Part Two) - Nurturing Boys' Mental and Physical Wellbeing

Season 5 kicks off with a special two-part episode featuring Matt Englar-Carlson, a professor at California State University at Fullerton and the director of the Center for Boys and Men. Delve into the heart of boys' education, as Englar-Carlson debunks myths about boys’ mental health and highlights the essence of…
18 Sep 2023 36 min

S5/Ep.01 (Part One) - Nurturing Boys' Mental and Physical Wellbeing

Season 5 kicks off with a special two-part episode featuring Matt Englar-Carlson, a professor at California State University at Fullerton and the director of the Center for Boys and Men. Delve into the heart of boys' education, as Englar-Carlson debunks myths about boys’ mental health and highlights the essence of…
18 Sep 2023 27 min

S4/Ep.10 - Kia Moemoeā: Dream Beyond Limits

In this special season finale, we celebrate the incredible week we spent together in Auckland at the 2023 IBSC Annual Conference hosted by Westlake Boys High School (New Zealand). Thank you for your continued support of the podcast. We look forward to bringing you more valuable information to help all…
4 Aug 2023 43 min

S4/Ep.09 - Boys' Schools in Spain: Navigating Change

Explore the evolving landscape of boys' education in Spain with Miguel Dionis, secretary general and head of high school at Viaró Global School (Spain) who serves as an IBSC trustee. In this crucial discussion he unpacks the shifts in all-boys education in Spain, his school's advocacy for single-gender education, and…
26 Jun 2023 22 min

S4/Ep.08 - Educating Boys for the Future

Unpack the future of boys' education with IBSC Executive Director Tom Batty as he illuminates how best to equip boys for the opportunities and responsibilities of the 21st century. In this crucial conversation, explore the meaning and benefits of a broad liberal education and consider upcoming trends in boys' education…
14 Jun 2023 35 min

S4/Ep.07 - The Intersection of Race and Gender in Boys' Schools

Delve into the intersection of race and gender in boys' schools with Ramón Javier, head of school at George Jackson Academy (United States), who shares insights on how schools can address the crucial aspects of diversity, inclusion, and equity. The discussion covers the unique challenges and opportunities that boys' schools…
11 May 2023 34 min

S4/Ep.06 - Supporting Gender Diverse Students in Boys’ Schools

Hear sociologist and anti-violence advocate Ethan Levine (he/him) discuss supporting gender-diverse students in boys' schools. He shares his motivation for advocacy, highlights the importance of this work for all students, and addresses common misconceptions. Levine provides best practices for inclusive environments, mission statements, and language use while emphasizing the impact…
28 Mar 2023 42 min

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…
6 Feb 2023 36 min

S4/Ep.04 - Exploring the Best of 2022

Catch up on 2022 with the IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education Podcast. Reflect on highlights from the year, including excerpts from IBSC programs and podcast episodes. Celebrate our IBSC community as we wrap up an exciting year and look forward to 2023. Keep an eye out for more upcoming events and…
8 Dec 2022 35 min

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…
23 Nov 2022 36 min

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…
21 Oct 2022 37 min

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…
21 Sep 2022 39 min

S3/Ep.11 - Together Again

In the latest episode of the IBSC Exploring Boys' Education podcast, we celebrate gathering together at the 2022 IBSC Annual Conference hosted by St. Mark’s School of Texas (United States) in June. Thank you for your continued support of the podcast. We look forward to bringing you more valuable information…
12 Jul 2022 30 min

S3/Ep.10 - Season 3 Highlight Reel

Catch up on the third season of the IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education Podcast with highlights of our most popular episodes this year. Hear something that can help you right now? Want to dive deeper? Listen to the full episode for more insight and expert advice. Thank you for your continued…
10 Jun 2022 43 min

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…
17 May 2022 28 min

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…
22 Apr 2022 43 min

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…
29 Mar 2022 38 min
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