Exploring Boys' Education

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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08
DEC
2022

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 resources to support you as you guide boys on the journey to leading fulfilling lives. Catch you in January!

IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education music composed and performed by Tom DiGiovanni.
23
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
21
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
21
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
12
JUL
2022

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 to guide boys on the journey to leading fulfilling lives. Stay tuned for the debut of season four in September.

IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education music composed and performed by Tom DiGiovanni.
10
JUN
2022

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 support of the podcast. We look forward to bringing you more valuable information to guide boys on the journey to leading fulfilling lives. Stay tuned for the debut of season four in September 2022.

IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education music composed and performed by Tom DiGiovanni.
17
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
22
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
29
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
29
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
14
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.

Visit the IBSC website for more ways to champion boys’ education.

IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education music composed and performed by Tom DiGiovanni.
Upper Canada College IBSC Professional Development IBSC
18
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.

Visit the IBSC website for more ways to champion boys’ education.

2022 IBSC Annual Conference
June 26 – 29, Dallas, TX
https://www.theibsc.org/conferences-events/2022ac

IBSC Member Benefits
https://www.theibsc.org/about-ibsc/member-benefits

IBSC Professional Development
https://www.theibsc.org/conferences-events

IBSC Global Research
https://www.theibsc.org/teaching-learning/research

Why a School for Boys? Brochure and Video
https://www.theibsc.org/about-ibsc/why-a-boys-school

IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education music composed and performed by Tom DiGiovanni.
Katie Koestner Campus Outreach Services Relationships, Respect, and Consent: Essentials for Peer Leaders Healthy Relationships and Consent 2.0 IBSC Professional Development

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