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The International Boys’ Schools Coalition champions boys’ Education. Join Bruce Collins - IBSC’s Director of Membership Engagement and his guests in this regular podcast as they delve into and examine current issues affecting boys, teachers of boys and boys’ schools.

Exploring Boys' Education International Boys' Schools Coalition

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The International Boys’ Schools Coalition champions boys’ Education. Join Bruce Collins - IBSC’s Director of Membership Engagement and his guests in this regular podcast as they delve into and examine current issues affecting boys, teachers of boys and boys’ schools.

    S2/Ep.01 - Boys, Porn, and Sexual Health

    S2/Ep.01 - Boys, Porn, and Sexual Health

    Content Warning: Due to the nature of this topic, some adult themes are discussed.

    Explore the impact of pornography on boys’ understanding of relationships, consent, and sexual health in this conversation with Justine Ang Fonté, director of health and wellness at The Dalton School in New York. Fonté highlights the importance of developing porn literacy for boys and faculty and discusses the links among pornography and healthy relationships, sex, and consent. She also suggests strategies for rolling out programs in boys’ schools that adequately prepare students for healthy sexual engagements.

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

    • 34 min
    S1/Ep.15 - Season 1 Finale

    S1/Ep.15 - Season 1 Finale

    Catch up on the first season of the IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education Podcast with highlights from our most popular episodes from the podcast’s debut year. Hear something you like that can help you right now? Go back and listen to the full episode for more insight and expert advice. Thank you for helping make this first year a success. We look forward to bringing you more valuable information to help all of us guide boys on the journey to leading fulfilling lives. Season 2 will launch in September 2020.

    We are grateful to the 68 contributors from 42 member schools and organisations who made Season 1 possible. Our first season has been heard in over 600 locations in 33 countries and has amassed over 4000 unique listens.

    • 48 min
    S1/Ep.14 - Women in Leadership in Boys' Schools

    S1/Ep.14 - Women in Leadership in Boys' Schools

    Explore the role of women in leadership in boys’ schools as Minna Shulman and Kathy Funamoto from Selwyn House School (Canada) and Lorri Hamilton Durbin from Town School for Boys (United States) share their insight and experience. These leaders draw on their successful careers in boys’ schools to inspire and challenge listeners with the power of diversity in leadership. Glimpse the challenges and joys of leading in a boys’ school and gain sage advice for teachers and leadership teams.

    • 50 min
    S1/Ep. 13 - IBSC Talking Heads: A Conversation with Tom Batty and John Botti

    S1/Ep. 13 - IBSC Talking Heads: A Conversation with Tom Batty and John Botti

    Listen to the second IBSC Talking Heads feature episode. IBSC Director of Membership Engagement, Bruce Collins, chats with Tom Batty, principal of Scotch College, Melbourne (Australia), and John Botti, headmaster of The Browning School (United States)—two seasoned professionals passionate about the role boys’ schools play in preparing boys for lives of significance.

    Batty and Botti reflect on why their schools value IBSC membership and what makes boys’ schools such special places. Delve into the conversations boys’ schools can have about masculinity and growing boys’ character. Both offer sage advice to teachers of boys, particularly those new to single-gender environments. Hear about what Batty and Botti are reading, and what new ideas have challenged their thinking.

    • 40 min
    S1/Ep.12 - Covid-19 Special: Community in a Time of Distance

    S1/Ep.12 - Covid-19 Special: Community in a Time of Distance

    Hear from IBSC member schools worldwide as they share the principles that have guided their transition to online learning, and the platforms and tools that have made their deployment of virtual classrooms possible.

    Contributing member schools:

    Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys (United States)
    Crescent School (Canada)
    Jeppe High School for Boys (South Africa)
    King Edward’s School (United Kingdom)
    Mazenod College (Australia)
    Rathkeale College (New Zealand)
    Selwyn House School (Canada)
    St. Alban’s College (South Africa)
    St. Dominic School for Boys (United States)
    St. John’s Preparatory School (South Africa)
    St. Stithians Boys’ Preparatory School (South Africa)

    We welcome your voice notes in response to IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education episodes. Leave a comment or highlight how you’re using the podcast in your school. Please send WhatsApp voice notes to Bruce Collins at +27 71 8911 898 or email voice memos to IBSC@theibsc.org. We’d like to feature as many of your voices as possible in future podcast episodes.

    • 33 min
    S1/Ep.11 - Reaching, Teaching, and Succeeding with Boys of Color (Part Two)

    S1/Ep.11 - Reaching, Teaching, and Succeeding with Boys of Color (Part Two)

    Continue exploring effective ideas for reaching, teaching, and succeeding with boys of color with global perspective from IBSC educators worldwide. Johnny Waititi from Westlake Boys High School (New Zealand) and Toti West from Hamilton Boys’ High School (New Zealand) discuss the work they do to facilitate bicultural empowerment in their schools. Sherry Rusher from St. Albans School (United States) offers highlights from the November 2019 IBSC Reaching, Teaching, and Succeeding with Boys of Color Conference. Garth Shaw of Dale College (South Africa) shares insights from his doctoral research that show teachers and school leaders how to think more sensitively about engaging their disadvantaged context learners more broadly. Lastly, Sean DeZilva from Crescent School (Canada) explains some key lessons learned as the school community engages in this vital work.

    We welcome your voice notes in response to IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education episodes. Leave a comment or highlight how you’re using the podcast in your school. Please send WhatsApp voice notes to Bruce Collins at +27 71 8911 898 or email voice memos to IBSC@theibsc.org. We’d like to feature as many of your voices as possible in future podcast episodes.

    • 56 min

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