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IBSC Exploring Boys' Education Podcast

Episode 1: Developing Boys' Hearts: Wellness and Well-Being in Boys' Schools

Join IBSC Director of Membership Engagement Bruce Collins as he hosts conversations about the importance of boys' wellness with Hal Hannaford, headmaster, Selwyn House School (Canada); Sonia Lupien, director and founder, Centre for Studies on Human Stress; and Ned Hallowell, renowned psychiatrist and New York Times best-selling author.

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Bonds and Kearney Win 2019 IBSC Action Research Award

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.

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IBSC Challenging Boys Conference - October 11

Join us for this European regional conference, hosted jointly by The Windsor Boys' School (United Kingdom) and Eton College (United Kingdom).

Explore the best ways to motivate, encourage, and engage boys to be the best that they can be. Get the latest research and hear from speakers and delegates as they share personal experiences and best practice. Investigate how boys face particular challenges in schools and how teachers and adults can help challenge them to ensure that their education equips them to be as purposeful and healthy as possible.

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IBSC Supports Boys and Boys' Schools

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.

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Nick Little, The Scots College, Wins 2018 IBSC Action Research Award

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.

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