General Description

This course is for educators asking themselves questions about how to get the best out of the boys they teach. Modern definitions of masculinity may be changing, but there are plenty of boys caught up in behaviours that lead to wellbeing issues and disengagement from school. This course examines these issues, the reasons behind them and offers practical suggestions for working with boys.


Classroom teachers, coeducational teachers, teachers in boys schools, pastoral care and wellbeing staff, year level co-ordinators, Heads of House and so on.

Teaching Standards

1.1.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students:  Use teaching strategies based on knowledge of students’ physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics to improve student learning,

1.2.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Understand how students learn:  Structure teaching programs using research and collegial advice about how students learn,

4.1.2 Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Support student participation:   Establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities


Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit for more details.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 - The Issues: What's Happening to Young Men Today

    • Introductory Video

    • The Masculinity Crisis

    • Pressures of Manhood

  • 2

    Module 2: Issues Facing Young Men Today

    • Let's Get Specific

  • 3

    Module 3: What's Not Working With Young Men Today

    • Let's Get Specific Again!

  • 4

    Module 4 - Shame

    • What Do We Mean By Shame?

    • Young Men and Shame

    • Shame and Student Management

  • 5

    Module 5 - The Solutions: What Do Our Young Men Need?

    • Some of it is simple...

    • Experiences of Success

    • Encourage Emotional Expression

    • Shame Resilience

    • Positive Role Models

    • Connection

  • 6

    Module 6 - Positive Masculinity: A Way Forward

    • What is Positive Masculinity?

    • Culture

    • Curriculum

  • 7

    Module 7 - Conclusion

    • Where Are We Now?

  • 8

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

Features of TTA Online PD

  • Availability

    Online courses are available 24/7. Designed to be done in your own time at your own pace.

  • Team Online

    All online courses are available for team purchase. Unlimited teachers from the one Campus for any course for $1250 + GST

  • Money back Guarantee

    If you complete less than 25% of an online course and aren't completely satisfied, let us know, and we will cancel your enrolment and provide a full refund.