After careful consideration of the ongoing pandemic spread of COVID-19 globally, the International Boys' Schools Coalition is postponing the 2020 IBSC Annual Conference previously scheduled at Viaró Global School (Spain) in July. The new dates will be July 7-10, 2021, at Viaró Global School.
Join more than 600 colleagues from around the globe for the 2021 IBSC Annual Conference hosted by Viaró Global School, Barcelona, Spain, July 7 – 10, 2021. Together we'll explore the theme Connecting the Dots: Boys, Communities, and the Future. Let's rise to the challenge to combine efforts to prepare boys for lives of fulfillment in a constantly evolving world.
Take a look at our upcoming online classes.
Join IBSC Director of Membership Engagement Bruce Collins as he hosts conversations in the most recent episode of the IBSC Exploring Boys' Education Podcast.
Congratulations to Peter Bonds, dean of faculty and history teacher, The Blue Ridge School (United States), and James Kearney, English and drama teacher, Scotch College (Australia), for winning the 2019 IBSC Action Research Award for completing highly innovative action research projects that make a valuable contribution to the IBSC Action research community.
Both researchers produced extremely well-written, logical reports using current literature to provide for their studies, with references to the literature well-integrated to address research questions. Data They implemented sound data analysis and accurately synthesized results. These two projects achieve high standards to provide outstanding examples of rigorous teacher research.
Minna Shulman Wins 2019 IBSC Hawley-Jarvis Award
Recent publicized events globally have raised questions about the effectiveness of boys' schools teaching moral conduct, especially respect for women. All members of the International Boys' Schools Coalition (IBSC) have no tolerance in any schools for disrespect, unkindness, or violence. We believe a good school succeeds primarily because of its school culture, regardless of whether it is single sex or coeducational, but we reaffirm our belief that boys' schools succeed for many boys. That success stems from many reasons, but foremost from teaching young men moral values and principles that strengthen our society and model kindness, tolerance, empathy, and especially respect for women.
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.
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.