Ep. 55 - Young Boys Need Men with FRANCIS WARDLE, author of "Oh Boy! Strategies for Teaching Boys in Early Childhood"
In this our second conversation about his book, Francis deepens our understanding about How & Why the specific needs of young boys in early childhood environments must be appreciated and appropriately addressed. Francis also provides practical advice for bringing men into young boys’ learning environments in ways that fulfill everyone’s “goodness-of-fit” requirements.
Francis does not in any way disparage the current quality of most early childhood learning environments, with their emphasis on nurturing and the gentler side of raising kids. He is simply expanding our awareness, helping us to move past some of the unconscious biases most of us are probably carrying into those environments and into our work with young boys. His voice is strong and clear … and in this episode, Francis shines a bright light on the many ways that men can be much more meaningfully included in young boys’ social, emotional and lifeskills development.
Just as with our first conversation, Francis invites you to ask him any questions you’d like… I promise: his interest in your questions, concerns and challenges could not be more sincere … Just head over to the BIG PICTURE SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING PODCAST Facebook page, LIKE it and post your question… or send an email to me at ASK@KIDSOWNWISDOM.COM
Again, the title of Francis’ book is: OH BOY! Strategies for Teaching Boys in Early Childhood…you can find it at https://www.childcareexchange.com/catalog/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nini-white/message