Masculinity and Education: Brendan Kwiatkowski


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By Gillian McCormick, Susannah Steers, Gillian McCormick, and Susannah Steers. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

During this interview we meet with Brendan Kwiatkowski, local teacher turned international PhD Student, to talk about the research surrounding emotional issues in boys related to education. What is toxic or restrictive masculinity? How can we parent and teach boys in a way that supports healthy emotional development? Tune in and join the conversation!
About Brendan Kwiatkowski
Brendan Kwiatkowski grew up in British Columbia and worked as a public secondary school teacher for five years there. He has his masters in special education and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh in the school of education. His research looks closely at the relationships between adolescent males' school experiences, masculinity and emotionality. He is particularly interested in helping schools better support the social and emotional needs of all their students.

Find Brendan Kwiatkowski’s website at, on Instagram @re.masculate and on Twitter @rethinkmasculin.

Find the American Psychological Association at for the new practice guidelines for treating men and boys.

Find out about a new men’s mental health movement in the UK at and @humen.

For interesting feminist discussion and to find where Gillian first encountered Brendan on Social Media find Glennon Doyle and Abby Wambach at @glennondoyle and @abbywambach respectively. Together they run the non-profit organization Together Rising (

Find Susannah Steers at and on social media @themovingspirit.

Find Gillian McCormick at and on social media @physiogillian.

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