Rethinking How We Educate Boys (with Matt Pinkett)


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Matt Pinkett is a school teacher and author of Boys Don't Try - Rethinking Masculinity In Schools. As we draw the second season of Men Behaving Better to a close, it seems only fitting to bring it back to the root source of much of this season's content - how boys are raised. Matt speaks about the dismissing of boys and how society systemically makes excuses for them while also explaining what we're doing wrong in how we traditionally educate boys. Matt details the shocking level of sexual harassment of teachers and the challenges of implementing a sexual harassment policy in schools. From re-defining self harm to the difficulty of walking away from disputes, teaching tender masculinity and much more, this conversation may possibly be the most important one of the series to date. Matt's book Boy's Don't Try is available to buy here To access the full back catalogue of over 250 episodes from the Irishman Abroad Podcast Network that are not available anywhere else and much more, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on Our charity partner is In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation. For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit or email the show directly on Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

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