Saints Action Research 2017-2018 Boys and Adaptability in a Changing World

The 2017-18 Saints Action Research theme focused on Boys and Adaptability in a Changing World. Adaptable people possess a capacity to respond to uncertainty, change, and novelty, often with a positive attitude. They are further characterized by their creativity, resilience, and flexibility. In a competitive, high-achieving learning environment, our boys face many pressures, often dedicating… Read more


Meet the 2016-2017 Saints Action Research Team Amy Burlein (Second Grade Teacher): Collaboration, Choice, and a Love of Reading: As the parent of a second grade boy who only read because he had to, I wanted to try a different take on DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) time in an attempt to motivate and excite my… Read more

Relational Teaching with Lower School Boys: What Works for Teachers, Boys, and Parents

We have identified what works for boys in grades 6-12, but how are these findings similar or different for younger boys? From 2014-2016, St. Christopher’s participated in a research cohort of four primary schools in the United States, Canada, and Australia to tackle this question.  Through parent surveys and focus groups, teacher surveys and interviews,… Read more

The Voices of Boys (Research Projects 2016)

Laura Ambrogi (Lower School): Motivating Writers Your students are happy to discuss the books they read, but writing about it is often a very different story. Wouldn’t it be great to find a way to convert reluctant writers into boys who describe writing as ‘fun’? Find out about a powerful approach to reading responses that… Read more