A concern came to us from a teacher recently suggesting that we may be reinforcing the gender binary when we divide boys and girls into different groups for our iGirl and iGuy workshops. That is, are we imposing gender on students by having different programs for boys and girls?
Parental consent for a fieldtrip. Informed consent to participate in a study. We throw the word consent around without thinking about it too much, but what about sexual consent? What is it and what do we need to teach our kids about it?
One of my proudest moments in 16 years of teaching happened during our first iGuy pilot program last January. At the end of the two-hour session, our facilitator Andrew asked the boys to share with the group something about themselves that their peers may not know.