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'Boys Don't Try' (3 session course): Session 2 - Teaching Boys - online via Microsoft Teams(ID 931)

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Single delegate £50.00
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Designed and facilitated by experienced school leaders from the Benfleet Teaching School Alliance, this short course aims to de-bunk commonly held myths about what boys want from education and how best to engage them.

The course is a review and examination of the ground-breaking book 'Boys Don't Try' by Matt Pinkett and Mark Roberts who believe that schools must rethink their strategies to avoid negative outcomes for boys. The book examines research around boys' achievement, behaviour and self-esteem and considers how we can help boys become happier and get back on track academically. 

This 3-session course focuses on helping teachers to understand the psychology of teenage boys and try to view them through a different lens. Many of the stereotypes we have when thinking about boys do more harm than good - we shouldn't be asking boys to 'man up', if anything we want them to 'man down'.

The course aims to communicate the main messages of the book and to apply them to our everyday experience of boys within school.  It will assist teachers to gain a greater understanding of the mentality of boys and provide them with practical advice that can be used in the classroom.

This 3-session course is suitable for secondary teachers at all levels including cover supervisors, catch-up tutors and pastoral staff.  

COURSE STRUCTURE

  • Three twilight sessions (4.00pm-5.00pm) addressing key topics
  • Sessions take place Tuesday 9th February, Wednesday 3rd March & Wednesday 24th March 2021
  • Course facilitator Matthew McGorry, SLE, The Appleton School

COURSE SESSIONS

Tuesday 9th February
BOYS WILL BE BOYS

  • Explore some of the social expectations and pressures faced by boys
  • Examine how peer pressure impacts academic success and mental health

Wednesday 3rd March
TEACHING BOYS

  • Look at how to effectively teach and engage boys
  • Discuss expectations and gender stereotyping within the curriculum

Wednesday 24th March
RELATIONSHIPS AND RAPPORT

  • Consider boys behaviour and how our interactions with boys can often promote non-tender masculinity


PLEASE NOTE

This course will be offered online via Microsoft Teams following government guidelines at the time of delivery.  


TO BOOK A PLACE ON THIS COURSE, PLEASE SELECT THE FIRST SESSION OF THIS PROGRAMME BY CLICKING ON THE BUTTON BELOW AND THEN COMPLETE OUR BOOKING PROCEDURE. THE PRICE STATED RELATES TO ALL THREE SESSIONS OF THIS COURSE.

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Session 1
Tuesday 9th February
BOYS WILL BE BOYS

  • Explore some of the social expectations and pressures faced by boys
  • Examine how peer pressure impacts academic success and mental health


Session 2
Wednesday 3rd March

TEACHING BOYS

  • Look at how to effectively teach and engage boys
  • Discuss expectations and gender stereotyping within the curriculum

Session 3
Wednesday 24th March
RELATIONSHIPS AND RAPPORT

  • Consider boys behaviour and how our interactions with boys can often promote non-tender masculinity

This session will take place online via Microsoft Teams.  Please ensure that you have received joining instructions, or a code, prior to the session. 

Please contact Denise Mair on denisem@thekjs.com if you have any questions or have not received joining instructions.


Use of Microsoft Teams
Once your organisation has access to Teams, you can: download the desktop application, access Teams through your browser or download the mobile app.

Click Teams on the left side of the app, then click Join or create a team at the bottom of your teams list.

Go to Join a team with a code (the second tile), paste the code in the Enter code box, and click Join.

Please can all delegates ensure they arrive at their destination 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the event.  This will allow time for delegates to sign in at reception and be escorted to the meeting room.

BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

Should delegates wish to cancel a place on a course you must notify the Benfleet Teaching School Alliance Manager, Denise Mair at DeniseM@thekjs.com. 

Failure to attend a course will be considered a cancellation and as such no refund will be offered. If you cancel a place on a fee-paying course within four working weeks, 50% of the fee paid will be reimbursed. Cancellations received within two working weeks will incur the full fee paid. Non-attendance of funded or free places without notification of extenuating circumstances within 48 hours will result in a charge to the school/organisation of £35 per session. Please inform us if you are unable to attend as this may allow another delegate to attend in your place. 

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