Helping Boys Thrive

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(Wednesday) 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm(GMT-06:00)


Virtual on Zoom

Denver, CO

Event Details

Join Moving Traditions as we welcome Jason Ablin, author of The Gender Equation in Schools,
and others to talk about how teen boys* experience gender in school and in their everyday lives, the challenges they face, and how we can better support their changing needs.

Together with Moving Traditions’ experts from Shevet – our teen group
for Jewish boys –we will share actionable ideas and concrete resources
to help the teen boys in your life thrive.

*Inclusive of nonbinary and gender expansive teens impacted by masculine gender norms

Featured Speakers:

  • Jason Ablin (he/him) is the Director of Ablin Educational Services and author of The Gender Equation in Schools.
    With close to 30 years in education and educational leadership, Jason
    Ablin has served as a teacher, principal and head of school. He holds
    national certification in leadership coaching and mentoring from the
    National Association of School Principals and has been supporting and
    mentoring new leaders throughout the country over 10 years. Jason has
    also developed curriculum and strategic planning to train young and
    upcoming leaders at all levels of primary and secondary schools in order
    to ensure excellence in schools and to rethink the development of
  • Rabbi Daniel Brenner (he/him), VP of Education for
    Moving Traditions, directed the vision and expansion of the Shevet
    program for over a decade, has trained over three hundred mentors who
    have led the program, and has consulted with dozens of national
    organizations on issues related to teen boys.
  • Matt Arons, current Shevet Group leader and former participant.

Moderated by:

  • Alisha Pedowitz (she/her), Director of Teen
    Education for Moving Traditions, leads the growth of our programs that
    inspire Jewish teens to live and act as their fullest selves. She is the
    mother of two adolescents.

About the book:

The Gender Equation in Schools: How to Create Equity and Fairness for All Students

This compelling book, published by Routledge,
takes you inside a teacher’s journey to explore the question of gender
in education. Jason Ablin uses his background in math teaching, school
leadership, and neuroscience to present expert interviews, research, and
anecdotes about gender bias in schools and how it impacts our best
efforts to educate children. He provides practical takeaways on how
teachers and leaders can do better for students. There is also a handy
Appendix with step-by-step guides for facilitating faculty-wide
conversations around gender; writing learning reports without gender
bias; using student assessments to check gendered attitudes about
learning; evaluating learning spaces; and creating an inquiry map of
your classroom. As a teacher, administrator, DEI director, or
homeschooling parent, with the strategies and stories in this book,
you’ll be ready to embark upon your own journey to balance the gender
equation and create greater equity for all of your students.