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 Export to Your Calendar 4/20/2020 to 4/21/2020
When: April 20-21, 2020
Monday, 4:00pm-8:00pm; Tuesday, 8:30am-3:30pm
Where: Marist School
3790 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30319
United States

Online registration is available until: 4/17/2020
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Additional registrants from same school: $250

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Additional registrants from same school: $425


Evening Parent Presentation
Michael Reichert, Ph.D., will also be giving an evening presentation for parents: Boyhood for the 21st Century.


Target Audience

This event is for faculty and administration wanting to be more intentional about how they educate boys. This event is for educators in both all boys and co-ed schools, and will be middle and upper school focused.




Day 1: Michael Reichert, Ph.D. 

A Relational Approach to Engaging Boys

The new field of interpersonal neuroscience confirms that all children, including boys, are “wired to connect.” Global studies of thousands of boys and their teachers found not only that boys were “relational learners,” but that even the most hardened resistance could be transformed by an effective relational approach. Indeed, to engage a boy in a learning partnership, the teacher or coach must first connect with him.

Based upon his research and ongoing work with schools interested in becoming “relational schools,” Michael Reichert will offer a workshop featuring these components:

  • An overall presentation on insights from his research with over 3,000 boys and 2,000 of their teachers in 50 schools in 6 different countries, identifying effective teaching practices with boys;
  • A more focused presentation on the effective and ineffective relational strategies identified in his research;
  • An introduction to a collaborative and reflective exercise that can help teachers/coaches “reset” when they have become stuck in a relationship with a student.

Plan for the Afternoon/Evening

3:00 Presentation
4:30 Break
4:45 Reflective Relational Practice
5:30 Small Group Exercise
6:30 Dinner
7:15 Debrief/ Q & A
8:00 Closing


Michael Reichert, Ph.D. is an applied and research psychologist who has immersed himself in clinical, research, and consultation experiences that have afforded a deep understanding of the conditions that allow a child to flourish in natural contexts: families, schools, and communities. He has created and run programs in both inner city communities and in some of the most affluent suburban communities in the world. His timely work has been featured in the New York Times, The Atlantic, and on CBS News. He is author of numerous articles and several books, including Reaching Boys, Teaching Boys: Lessons About What Works--and Why; I Can Learn From You: Boys as Relational Learners; and a book for parents,
How to Raise a Boy: The Power of Connection to Build Good Men.

For ten years he helped to create and led an intervention for high-risk youth in the tri-state region around Philadelphia. The program raised over $4 million in grants and was named a “promising practice” for reducing youth violence by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. He continues to lead The Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives, which trains high school students in research methods to explore pressing questions about relationships and identity.

His work with the Center led to a request by the International Boys’ Schools Coalition to conduct a series of global studies on effective practices in boys’ education. As part of these studies, he traveled and met with boys, educators, and parents throughout Africa, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, and in many states in the U.S. He has led workshops and consulted to hundreds of schools of all types.

Since 1984, Dr. Reichert has maintained a clinical practice outside Philadelphia, PA., specializing in work with boys, men and their families. In addition to direct patient care, he has served as the supervising psychologist at an independent boys’ school and has had the opportunity there to create and lead a program designed to enhance boys’ emotional literacy.

Day 2: Martin Stegemoeller, Ph.D., Barbara Van Drie, M.S., LPC-S

Teaching a Compelling Vision of a Good Man in Our Time: How?

The second day will focus on sharing best practices for how to teach and support boys and young men in their path toward becoming good men through curricula, co-curriculars, and service learning.

8:30-9:45     Teaching to our boys’ minds: Models for one-week, one trimester, one year, and scope and sequence for 1-12

10:00-12     How do we teach our students healthy masculinity? A two-week mini-course (Barbara Van Drie)

12-12:45     Lunch

12:45-2:00     Teaching to our boys’ hearts: Journaling in classwork and advisory

2:15-3:00     Teaching to our boys’ hands: Student leadership clubs

3:00-3:30     Sharing concluding reflections


Dr. Martin Stegemoeller earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Northwestern and earned his masters and doctorate degrees from Vanderbilt in philosophy and literature. He is in his thirteenth year at The St. Mark’s School of Texas where he holds the Malcolm and Minda Brachman Master Teaching Chair, is Curriculum Coordinator of the Leadership and Ethics Program, teaches courses in English, philosophy, ethics, and history, and is faculty sponsor of the Discipline Council, the Telos Leadership Society, and Philosophy Club. Additionally, he works as a consultant for the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education and five schools around the country, helping them build out their character education programs. He is also an Adjunct Professor at SMU in their Graduate School of Liberal Studies.






Dinner will be served on Monday, coffee Tuesday morning, and lunch Tuesday afternoon.


Travel / Accommodations

CSEE has a room block at The Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Perimeter Center for the rate of $129 per night. Please call 1-800-HILTONS and let the reservation agent know that you are affiliated with the CSEE Educating Good Men event group. The block ends 3/20/20.


Please see CSEE's Event Policy to learn more about cancellations and refunds.


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