The global community of boys' schools mourns F. Washington "Tony" Jarvis III, who died October 7, 2018, at CareDimensions Hospice Home in Lincoln, MA, after a long illness. Tony was 79.
Understanding boys’ learning and development through research.
The IBSC connects dedicated educators worldwide to discover the best learning practices for boys.
IBSC partners with One Schoolhouse to deliver online professional development to boys' educators.
Learn and explore best practices in boys' education from experienced teachers and administrators. Designed for teachers in their first two years of work at a boys' school, this conference provides teachers in all grade levels and disciplines the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions with peers, delve into topical issues including relational teaching, social development, and student advising, and visit classes at Roxbury Latin and other Boston area schools to observe many of the theoretical concepts in action.
The winner of the IBSC Action Research Award for 2018 is Nick Little from The Scots College in Sydney, Australia. Nick receives this award for the completion of a highly innovative action research project of the highest standard, and for his valuable contribution to the IBSC action research community.
Nick's research, working within the topic of 'Adaptability in a Changing World,' focussed on exploring effective teaching strategies for Next Generation Learning Spaces, and, in particular, how Task-Based Learning might help Grade 9 boys better adapt to learning effectively in these spaces. Through this action, the boys were able to identify tasks that worked well in NGLS spaces and link their learning to those tasks. They demonstrated increased engagement in their learning and an awareness of the need for increased focus and responsibility, to adapt to the increased independence given them in those spaces.
The widely anticipated video version of the popular IBSC brochure "Why a School for Boys?" made its international debut at the IBSC Annual Conference hosted by The Southport School (Australia) in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.