Small Conversations for a Better World Podcast

Masculinity and Education: Brendan Kwiatkowski

February 14, 2020 Brendan Kwiatkowski / Gillian McCormick, Susannah Steers Season 1 Episode 7
Small Conversations for a Better World Podcast
Masculinity and Education: Brendan Kwiatkowski
Chapters
5:24
What is Masculinity?
11:18
Brendan's Master's Thesis
30:33
Why teacher education is necessary
44:44
The Ph.D.
49:58
The New APA Guidelines for Treating Men and Boys
59:36
What is health?
Small Conversations for a Better World Podcast
Masculinity and Education: Brendan Kwiatkowski
Feb 14, 2020 Season 1 Episode 7
Brendan Kwiatkowski / Gillian McCormick, Susannah Steers

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 www.remasculate.org, on Instagram @re.masculate and on Twitter @rethinkmasculin.

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

Find out about a new men’s mental health movement in the UK at www.wearehumen.org 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 (togetherrising.org).

Find Susannah Steers at www.movingspirit.ca and on social media @themovingspirit.

Find Gillian McCormick at https://physiogillian.com/ and on social media @physiogillian. 



Show Notes Chapter Markers

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 www.remasculate.org, on Instagram @re.masculate and on Twitter @rethinkmasculin.

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

Find out about a new men’s mental health movement in the UK at www.wearehumen.org 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 (togetherrising.org).

Find Susannah Steers at www.movingspirit.ca and on social media @themovingspirit.

Find Gillian McCormick at https://physiogillian.com/ and on social media @physiogillian. 



What is Masculinity?
Brendan's Master's Thesis
Why teacher education is necessary
The Ph.D.
The New APA Guidelines for Treating Men and Boys
What is health?