Boys Don’t Try? Rethinking Boys’ Engagement


To what extent do teachers treat boys and girls differently in the classroom? Do pupils notice these different expectations? What are the consequences of teachers’ perceptions about how boys behave and work in lessons? In this session, we’ll look at: • The research • Myths versus reality • The effects • Some solutions Aimed mainly at secondary teachers, this talk should also be of great interest to colleagues who teach KS2 and FE. In addition, it’s essential viewing for any school leaders who’ve ever sat around a table and uttered the fateful words “so what are we going to do

Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.