IBSC Teachers New to Boys' Schools Conference

Scotch College Melbourne

Scotch College Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

April 15-17, 2019

Monday, April 15

12:00 noon

Conference Registration and Lunch

1:15 PM

Conference Opening and Welcome

Tom Batty, Principal, Scotch College Melbourne

1:30 PM

Keynote 1

Bill Rogers, Classroom and Behavior Management

3:00 PM

Afternoon Tea

3:30 PM

Breakout Session 1

  • Best Practice in Sport and Physical Activity for Boys
  • Effective Uses of Technology in Teaching Boys
  • Nurturing the Academically Gifted Boy (and Human Library)
  • A Holistic Approach to Drama Education for Boys in a PK–6 Setting

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Optional School Tour

7:00 PM

Conference Dinner
Eureka 89

Tuesday, April 16
8:30 AM

Keynote 2

Michael Reichert, Boys as Relational Learners
(Reichert will speak via Skype.)

10:00 AM

Breakout Session 2

  • Respectful Relationships in Boys’ Schools
  • Boarding Relationships: The Importance of Getting It Right
  • The Business of Play in the Classroom

11:00 AM

Morning Tea

11:30 AM

Breakout Session 3

  • Fostering Transformational Thinking in Year 11 Boys
    Through Service-Learning
  • Promoting a Personal Best Mindset in Boys
  • The World in Crisis Game in a Year 5 Classroom

12:30 PM

Head of School Q&A Panel Discussion
Emerging Issues in Boys’ Schools

  • Tom Batty, Scotch College Melbourne
  • Ross Featherston, Brighton Grammar School
  • Stephen Russell, St. Kevin’s College
  • Diana Vernon, Methodist Ladies’ College

1:30 PM

2:30 PM

Keynote 3
Andrew Martin, Growth Approaches to Academic Development and Evidence-Based Instruction for Boys

3:45 PMAfternoon Tea
4:15 – 5:00 PM

Journeys and Voices Q&A Panel Session

Early, Mid-Career, and Veteran Perspectives on the Teaching of Boys

Wednesday, April 17
9:00 AMBreakout Session 4

  • Relational Learning in Practice
  • Promoting Mental Health in Boys
  • What Works for Me in IT (Primary)

10:00 AMFeatured Session

The Key Role of Women in Boys' Schools

10:45 AMMorning Tea
11:15 AMReflections on Key Issues for the Teaching of Boys:
Curated Readings and Discussion Groups

12:15 PMConference Closes

Tom Batty, Principal, Scotch College Melbourne

12:30 PMLunch