Teachers New to Boys' Schools, OCT'15

Thurs. October 22nd– Sat. October 24th, 2015
The Roxbury Latin School, West Roxbury, MA, USA

Program Agenda
Host School and Hotel Info


The Teachers New to Boys’ Schools Conference invites educators to learn about and explore best practices related to boys' education from experienced teachers and administrators. The conference is designed for teachers in their first two years of work at a boys’ school, and it provides opportunities for all grade levels and disciplines to engage in meaningful discussions with their peers. In addition to these discussions, we’ll explore topical issues including relational teaching, social development, and student advising. During this conference, we've also included time for visits to other boys’ schools in the area.

The Conference is intended to bring together both professionals new to boys’ schools and seasoned colleagues who will share best practices and facilitate discussions intended to strengthen all participants’ contributions to their respective schools, and, especially, pedagogical approaches that work especially well for boys. The program is intended to address the principal developmental distinctions of boys of all ages; therefore, teachers of boys of all ages, grades and disciplines would benefit from this fruitful dialogue. Our hope is that every teacher returns to his or her school better informed about your students and equipped with helpful techniques and approaches. Part of the program will include visits to local Boston boys’ schools intended to familiarize participants with different, lively school cultures and many of the theoretical concepts put in practice.

Program Agenda

(4:00pm – 8:30pm)
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Welcome & Tour
5:00 – 5:55 p.m. Session #1
• On-line Course Follow-up
• Master Teachers’ Reflections
6:00 – 7:15 p.m. Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Speakers #1
• Relational Teaching – Faculty Panel

(All Day)
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Speakers #2
• Socio-Emotional Development of Boys
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Travel to School Visits
9:45 – 11:15 a.m. Local School Visits
• Visit two boys’ schools in the area:
• Catholic Memorial School and St. Sebastian's School
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Travel back to Roxbury Latin
11:35 – 12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:15 – 12:30 p.m. Break
12:30 – 1:25 p.m. Reflection Session #1
• School Visit Discussions
• “The Ecosystem of Boys’ Schools”
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Session #2: Themes
• Leadership
• Sport
• Service
2:35 – 3:45 p.m. Speakers #3
• Student Panel
• Breakout Reflection groups on Master Teacher Competencies
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Session #3: Themes
• Writing
• The Arts
5:45 p.m. Back to Hotel
Dinner and Evening Free

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24th (8:30 A.M. – Noon)
8:30 – 9:45 a.m. Speakers #4
• Head of School Panel
10:00 – 10:55 a.m. Reflection Session #2
• Meetings by division/discipline
• Focus on individual learning plans
11:00 – 11:40 a.m.
Q and A Panel
• General Questions
11:45 – 12:00 noon Closing Remarks
• Survey

Host School

The Roxbury Latin School
101 St. Theresa Ave.
West Roxbury, MA 02132

Conference Supervisor

Kai Bynum
Director of Studies
Director of Academic & Strategic Initiatives
The Roxbury Latin School

Hotel Accommodations

The deadline for receiving the special room rate has passed.You may still try to arrange for a booking at the conference hotel should you wish.

Fairfield Inn Boston - Dedham
235 Elm Street
Dedham, MA 02026


Registration has closed. Please contact office@theibsc.org for additional information.