4 episodes

Heads of Department for English both, Gena Bagley (Otago Boys' High School) and Chris Waugh (Christ's College) share their experiences, insights, dilemmas and triumphs in their work in these iconic South Island boys' schools.

It's a Boy Thing Christopher Waugh and Gena Bagley

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Heads of Department for English both, Gena Bagley (Otago Boys' High School) and Chris Waugh (Christ's College) share their experiences, insights, dilemmas and triumphs in their work in these iconic South Island boys' schools.

    Just Do Your Job

    Just Do Your Job

    This week we get to hear what advice Bags gave the delegates during her conference presentation and we reflect on how to get the culture right in the teaching of boys. There are some new boys' voices too.

    • 17 min
    The Conference

    The Conference

    So we succeeded at putting on a conference that focussed our attention on Teaching Boys English, and by all accounts it was a real success. Gena and Chris chat about the messages of the event - including a few reasonably contentious points of view - until we were interrupted by boys arriving for English!

    • 16 min
    Manage Your Wriggling

    Manage Your Wriggling

    Our last episode attracted some really interesting feedback, so we've used that to cue us into this week's discussion. After setting out our stall last week with apocalyptic statistics about boys' education - we're now embarking on our mission to explore what we do, should do, and will do about it.

    • 27 min
    Face the Truth

    Face the Truth

    A quick interrogation of assessment outcomes for boys in New Zealand education renders some alarming results. Boys achievement is some 30% beneath that of their female counterparts in almost every measure you can come up with.

    HoDs of English Gena Bagley (Otago Boys' High School in Otepoti Dunedin) and Chris Waugh (Christ's College in Otautahi Christchurch) examine some of these statistics and set out their intentions with this podcast series: to tackle boys' education - specifically in the teaching of secondary English - to face this truth and set about doing something about it!

    • 16 min

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