19 episodes

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.03 - Boy Voice and Choice

    S2/Ep.03 - Boy Voice and Choice

    Explore strategies to develop boys’ agency in learning with Margot Long, Katy Mellor, Luke Rawle, and Stephen Krawec. The IBSC action researchers share their findings and insights into the power of giving boys freedom to truly develop their own voices, make significant choices, collaborate, innovate, problem solve, ask their own questions, and think deeply.

    Read IBSC Action Research reports from Mellor, Rawle, and Krawec in the IBSC Member Center.

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

    • 41 min
    S2/Ep.02 - Boys and Mental Health

    S2/Ep.02 - Boys and Mental Health

    Explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on boys’ mental wellness with mental health advocate Natasha Devon, who highlights the importance of checking in with boys and offers teachers tips on how to help students process the challenges associated with our new way of life. She also suggests strategies schools can employ to help boys process curriculum disruption and uncertainty.

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

    • 29 min
    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

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