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Outside The Bubble

Apr 18, 2019

In Episode 23 of Outside The Bubble, I learn from Janet Allison about the male brain and how boys are impacted in school, which historically has been a female profession. It had never occurred to me those female expectations - the foundation of education - are not conducive to the boy brain.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How the male and female brain are different
  • How classroom expectations impact the mental health of boys from a young age
  • The expectations many female teachers (and male teachers) have that are damaging to boys
  • How to engage boys in the classroom
  • Developmental difference between girls and boys
  • The scientific reason boys like violence and video games
  • The importance of talking to boys about pornography

One topic we didn’t cover is boys and anger so Janet has a created an audio guide about the topic for Outside The Bubble listeners which can be found at

Janet is the Author of Boys Alive! Bring Out Their Best - available on Amazon.

She’s the host of ON BOYS: Real Talk about Parenting, Teaching, and Reaching Tomorrow's Men at

Check out to learn more.


My Favourite Quote from this Episode:

“It's important we’re not making that kid wrong because he’s not able to able to sit in a seat all day.” - Janet Allison