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2023 Conference Presentations

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  • New Crossroads: A Praxis Approach to Educating Boys

    Michael Fellin - IBSC Workshop Presentation

    Despite much global attention, the education of boys remains a concern. While the emphasis of this concern varies, perspectives generally fall into two categories: practical and theoretical. Drawing on the work of Jacques Maritain and leading school practices, Mr. Fellin examined a distinctive praxis framework for boys' education to support self-reflection and school action.

  • Research in Boys’ Schools: Current Trends, Needs, and Opportunities

    Dr. Sandra Boyes - IBSC Research Committee Presentation, Auckland, NZ

    Research plays an increasingly important role in boys' education. Dr. Boyes is part of a panel that explores growing a research culture. With Crescent School as an integral part of the IBSC Board Research Committee, this presentation in Auckland saw Crescent School sharing its wisdom on building a culture of research by students to increase positive school culture.
  • IBSC Action Research Workshop Presentation

    Since 2005, the IBSC Action Research Program has impacted the work of more than 475 educators in member schools around the globe. Trish Cislak, a member of the leadership team, shared about action research and the IBSC Action Research Program structure. Her presentation focussed on the impact of teachers’ practice to enhance boys’ learning experiences as well as the global networking advantage of this program.
  • Challenge Success Spring Conference

    In collaboration with Jon Kleiman and Sarah Miles from Challenge Success, Trish Cislak and Grade 11 students Hong Duc Cheng and Jeremy Youwe presented how Crescent students ‘tracked the impact’ of their recommendations from their SPARC experiences the year before. The sense of accomplishment and agency felt by the students was communicated through a 20-minute virtual presentation.

Crescent Considers Blog Posts

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  • Promoting a Healthy Body Image

    By Andrew Trozzi, Middle School Faculty
    Any boy who has played with a Batman or Spiderman action figure has been exposed to a toy of a male hero who possesses a hyper-muscular physique. In fact, if these toy’s dimensions were to scale, Batman’s biceps would be the same size as his waist. It is this type of unrealistic notion of the male body that garners admiration and respect from others, argues Dr. Roberto Olivardia, and has led many boys to develop an unhealthy obsession with the muscularity of their body and, ultimately, a harmful body image.
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  • Promoting Self-Acceptance And Positive Body Image Among Boys

    By Caitlin Tino, Lower School Faculty
    I recently attended an informative lecture by Dr. Roberto Olivardia that delved into the topic of body image in boys. With over 30 years of experience treating boys with various body image needs, Dr. Olivardia brought a wealth of knowledge and insight to the conversation. The lecture shed light on an often overlooked and misunderstood issue: 1 in 4 boys beginning as early as age 8 struggle with body image concerns.
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