The National Center for the Development of Boys specializes in equipping educators with practical and effective strategies for teaching and communicating with boys. The Center maintains a close relationship with McCallie School, an all-boys day and boarding college preparatory school in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This special relationship allows the center to have access to outstanding faculty, students and a culture that has produced men of honor, intellect and character for more than 110 years.
The Center has partnered with the Gurian Institute (GI) to offer training and professional development for co-ed and single-gender institutions and educators. The Gurian Institute Education Division has trained over 60,000 teachers and professionals in more than 2,000 schools and districts. Schools and districts that utilize GI resources have been featured in Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, People Magazine, the Washington Post, on the Today Show, NBC News, PBS, and in Educational Leadership, Education World, and many other public and professional media.
The Center works with each organization to best meet its requirements and budgetary constraints. Pricing depends on identifying the best presenter to meet your specific needs, consulting and coaching needs, the number of participants and the number of days included. In-service training occurs in one and two-day formats, however, pilot programs are the most effective way to create institutional and systemic change. NCDB/Gurian Institute strategies are designed to:
- Improve teacher effectiveness
- Close achievement gaps, especially in literacy, math, and science
- Decrease discipline referrals
- Improve student behavior
- Increase parent-school-community collaboration