IBSC Mental Health and Well-Being for Younger Boys

St. George's SchoolAn IBSC Online Program with Shimi Kang
Co-hosted by St. George's School (Canada)

January 25 and February 1, 2022


Technology is “the fire of our time:” a human innovation that when used well can take us further than ever before—or if not used well, can burn us and burn down our village.

Statistics show that young people check their phones more than 150 times each day and spend approximately seven hours per day on screens, unrelated to school and homework—even before the pandemic. These rates skyrocketed during the lockdown and now boys need to rely on screens more than ever. Given technology’s links to problems like anxiety, addiction, and cyberbullying, parents and teachers must reset children’s tech habits toward learning, connection, self-care, and adaptability.

Join psychiatrist, #1 best-selling author, and mom of three, Shimi Kang, for two interactive sessions.

Neurons That Fire Together, Wire Together

Tuesday, January 25, 4:00 PM EST, 9:00 PM GMT, 11:00 PM SAST
Wednesday, January 26, 7:00 AM AEST, 8:00 AM AEDT, 10:00 AM NZST
90 minutes

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Gain an understanding of the principles of neuroplasticity, habit development, and association. Review the benefits and drawbacks of technology use for younger boys and engage with the concept of a tech diet, with a focus on healthy tech consumption.

Join facilitated discussions with global colleagues to explore brain associations, understand how to evaluate boys’ tech diet plate, and gain insights to help boys set smart goals for change.

Using Healthy Tech to Enhance Young Boys' Mental Health and Well-Being

Tuesday, February 1, 4:00 PM EST, 9:00 PM GMT, 11:00 PM SAST
Wednesday, February 2, 7:00 AM AEST, 8:00 AM AEDT, 10:00 AM NZST
90 minutes

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Review the science of the three brains for social-emotional-cognitive learning and understand how to apply this knowledge for younger boys, with the practical use of technology for mindfulness, connection, and critical thinking using the Get Sparky app by way of example. Practice and discuss how you can use healthy technology in your classroom to support the mental health and well-being of younger boys.

Join facilitated breakouts to practice mindfulness for endorphin, connection for oxytocin, and play and critical thinking for serotonin.

Download the free Get Sparky app before joining the first session. 

Get Sparky

Who Should Attend?

Administrators and teachers in boys’ elementary and middle schools who want to gain a deeper understanding of the health and well-being of younger boys and how healthy technology can aid their mindfulness, connection, play, and critical thinking

Attendees must commit to both sessions.


Participate in two scheduled 90-minute interactive sessions using Zoom. Shimi Kang will facilitate each session with thought-provoking input, real-life case studies, and breakout conversations, assisted by faculty from St. George’s School (Canada).


IBSC member rate: US $225 

Available exclusively to IBSC members, this event is limited to the first 90 people who register.

Refund Policy 
IBSC will refund 90% of registration fees if a written request is received two weeks prior to the class. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after this time. Schools seeking to register an alternate to replace a participant unable to attend should contact IBSC@theibsc.org.

Please note: Watch your email for login information for your online class the Friday before the class starts. If you registered for the class later than this time, watch for login information within 24 business hours.


Shimi KangShimi Kang

An award-winning medical doctor, researcher, and expert on the neuroscience of innovation, leadership, and motivation, Shimi Kang provides science-based solutions for health, happiness, and achievement in the workplace, classroom, and at home. With 20 years of clinical experience and extensive research in the science that lies behind optimizing human intelligence, Dr. Kang provides practical tools to cultivate the key 21st century skills of resilience, connection, creativity, and more.

She is the author of the #1 bestseller The Dolphin Parent and The Tech Solution. She is also the founder of Dolphin Kids: Future-Ready Leaders, CEO of Spark Mindset App, and host of the YouTube show Mental Wealth with Dr. Shimi Kang.