Mark Roberts | Rethinking Boys’ Engagement

17th January 2019 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
St John's Marlborough
Marlborough SN8 4AX
£30 (£25 Alliance Schools)

Mark Roberts is Assistant Principal at a mixed 11-18 comprehensive school in Devon. Before moving south, he worked for 8 years at an inner-city school for boys in Manchester.

Mark writes for the TES on subjects including pedagogy, behaviour, leadership and educational research. He also writes his own blog about teaching English. His forthcoming book, Boys Don’t Try? Rethinking Masculinity in Schools, written with Matt Pinkett, will be published by Routledge in March.

Session overview:

  • The Engagement Myth – we’ll investigate some of the most common beliefs about teaching boys and why they’re not only unhelpful but are actively damaging.
  • Expectations – teacher’s expectations of boys and girls have a significant effect on their attitudes and attainment. In this section, you’ll gain a greater understanding of how gender stereotypes influence how we deal with boys in class.
  • Relationships – Finally, we’ll consider how you can develop positive relationships with boys in lessons, with practical advice about how to manage behaviour in an effective and positive manner.

Who is this for?

All staff in Primary and Secondary schools.

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