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by Joseph Derrick Nelson Associate Professor, Swarthmore College, and Co-founder, The Listening Project

The Listening Project reimagines students and teachers in middle schools as humans who can significantly contribute to cultivating an equitable education system for the 21st century.

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by Michael C. Reichert, Executive Director, Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives, University of Pennsylvania

The most powerful way parents can support their sons is to listen to them. The gift of a parent’s interest and attention is simply invaluable. But while listening to boys may seem quite basic, it is not easy. Many boys respond to the pressures of boyhood with mistrust, disconnection and reticence.