June 2018

fw The Compass, March 2018: IBSC Tools to Serve Boys Better



June 2018

Greetings mates,

After another year of inspirational visits with IBSC schools in Australia, Canada, India, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States, we look forward to welcoming our delegates to Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia for the 2018 IBSC Annual Conference hosted by The Southport School. In addition to stellar speakers and thought-provoking workshops exploring the theme Our Boys, Their Future: Learning to Lead, IBSC Action Researchers will share data and insights from the culmination of their in-depth, two-year research projects focused on the theme Adaptability in a Changing World. Watch the website for full reports in September, available exclusively to IBSC members.

Safe travels to all jetting to Gold Coast to celebrate boys’ education. For our friends who cannot attend this year, we’ll miss you and promise to share highlights when we return.

See you Down Under!

David M. Armstrong
Executive Director, IBSC


Exchange Teachers or Visit Another School

The IBSC Teacher Exchange provides a forum for schools to connect and explore possible teacher exchanges with other member schools. Together schools work out timeframes, economic considerations, and other arrangements to fit their unique partnership. Exchange teachers from two schools, or opt for a visit ranging from a few days to several weeks. Discover firsthand best practices from boys' schools worldwide.

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teacher exchange

Dive into IBSC Action Research in Gold Coast

The 2017-18 IBSC Action Researchers share their cutting-edge research on Adaptability in a Changing World during the 2018 IBSC Annual Conference in Australia. Delve into best practices in educating boys with this brand new data from a two-year in-depth study — conducted by boys' educators for boys educators. Watch for the full reports on the website in September, available exclusively to IBSC members.

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Spotlight on Your School

To celebrate boys' schools around the globe, we want to showcase the vibrant variety of IBSC member schools worldwide. Please share favorite photos of your school (buildings/grounds or students in action) for IBSC to feature on our website. Get complete details on photo size and file specs for header and banner pictures. Thank you for sharing your school with our community.

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2018 IBSC Annual Conference

Navigate the event like a pro with the 2018 IBSC Annual Conference mobile app, powered by core-apps.com. Use the 2018 IBSC app to get up-to-the-minute speaker and event information, plan your time at the conference, and connect with colleagues.

Share your conference experience with colleagues in Gold Coast and around the globe. Tweet your thoughts @BoysSchools and use the #IBSCAC tag.

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Add Staff to Your School Profile in the IBSC Member Center

Ensure your staff can register for IBSC events, participate in our new e-lists, and take advantage of all exclusive member benefits like IBSC Action Research, transgender resources, and global research initiatives. Add staff member contact details to your school profile in the IBSC Member Center to keep your entire school connected with IBSC. Then each faculty and staff member should create their own password for their username, which is their school email.

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Making Headlines

A better way to educate black young men
Hillary Rodham Clinton and David C. Banks
New York Daily News

“But Brenton beat those odds when he enrolled in the class of 2014 at Eagle Academy for Young Men. There he entered an environment where young men feel physically and emotionally safe, where they take the armor off — a place where they are loved and nurtured, pushed but not feared.”

Single sex schools not disappearing: Opinion
Bradley Fenner
Education Review
"There is an increasing body of research indicating that, overall, there are differences in the ways that boys and girls learn and perform academically... This then provides some basis for treating boys and girls differently to achieve better overall outcomes."

Young men discuss the pressures of masculinity: ‘You can’t show sadness’
Stephanie Ruhle
Today Show
"What is happening to today’s boys, and how can we help them? Stephanie Ruhle sat down with some teens to talk about the pressures they face and what it means to grow up male."

Read more news stories impacting boys' education at our Education Headlines page.

Upcoming Events

2018 Pre-Conference Adventures
Hosted by The Scots College
Sydney & Kangaroo Valley, Australia

July 3-5, 2018
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2018 IBSC Annual Conference
The Southport School

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
July 8-11, 2018
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IBSC School Well-Being Conference
Shore School

North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
August 10, 2018
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Single-Gender Education: A Course for Teachers New to Boys' Schools
Online Class

October 9 - November 2, 2018
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The Self-Motivated Boy: Developing Future-Ready Leadership in the Classroom
Online Class

October 9 - November 2, 2018
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Additional online classes offered February 11 - March 8, 2019.

Online Classes

Join colleagues from around the globe July 16 - August 10, in one of these online classes designed specifically for boys' educators at all career stages. Engage on your own, flexible timetable. You can choose when you complete the four hours of weekly coursework to fit best in your schedule.

July 16 - August 10, 2018

Building Leadership in Schools for Boys

Mastery Practice in Teaching Boys

Single-Gender Education: A Course for Teachers New to Boys' Schools

Welcome, New Members!

Bellarmine College Preparatory
San Jose, California, United States

Malden Catholic
Malden, Massachusetts, United States

Birkdale High School
Southport, United Kingdom

Marlborough Boys' College
Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand

The Fulham Boys School
London, United Kingdom

Middlesex School
Concord, Massachusetts, United States

Hutt International Boys' School
Trentham, Upper Hutt, New Zealand

St. Patrick's College, Wellington
Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand

Kelston Boys High School
Kelston, Auckland, New Zealand

Xavier College
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Member Story:

Let Courage Be Thy Test

Westlake Boys High School (New Zealand) offers an outstanding, supportive, and enjoyable learning environment for 2,350 of Auckland’s young men in years 9 - 13. It exemplifies recent New Zealand research that shows boys perform better in an all-boys school. Watch this video to see how Westlake encourages all its young men to be brave, take risks, and seize opportunity. Discover how the school creates a culture of achievement, and follows the motto "Let courage be thy test."

Glimpse the many wonderful ways IBSC schools champion boys' education around the globe at our Member School Stories web page. We'd like to highlight your school, too. Please send a link to janicki@theibsc.org showcasing an innovative idea, program, or event that makes your school special. Links to videos, web pages, presentations, or other media welcome. Thank you.

Thank You to Our
2018 IBSC Annual Conference Sponsors

International Boys' Schools Coalition
PO Box 3165
La Jolla, CA 92038

United States

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