Recently, a few people have asked that I compile a list of all the posts I’ve written on the topic of boys and masculinity in school.
So here it is.
Before you read, please note that what you see here is a journey. My thoughts on gender are constantly evolving, changing and developing as I get older, as I read more, and as my thinking is challenged.
In which I express my concern for a ‘hyper-feminised’ curriculum that serves to alienate boys.
In which I detail the fact that for a lot of boys, walking away from a fight just isn’t good enough.
In which I express concern for the language used to discuss boys’ awkward, pubescent behaviour
In which I outline 8 mistakes that English teachers commit when teaching English to boys.
5. Dear Boys
In which I write an open letter to boys, reminding them of how to behave, but also how they should expect others to behave towards them.
In which I criticise people’s tendency to trivialise male illness.
In which I implore teachers to be severe in their dealings with boys who use sexualised language
In which I implore teachers to question the way they deal with the ‘masculinity crisis’.
In which I renege on some of my earlier thoughts regarding testosterone’s influence on male behaviour.
In which I propose a proactive approach to male violence in schools.