"We usually have a handout that is pretty provocative. We read one or two paragraphs and open for discussion. It works pretty well. Jason's Evert's Pure Manhood is a great one that provides short read and plenty of food…"
"Sounds fantastic. How do you set up the discussions? Do you state the topic a week in advance, or just prep things and give a bit of a talk followed by some questions for discussion?
I love the guest speakers, such a good idea!
How did you get…"
"Here is the calendar of events for this past school year. The last meetings are not covered, but it should give you an idea. I can't write any longer right now but please reply with more questions and I will get back to…"
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What a great idea, and when I get settled in a school from September it will be something I look at. How do you structure it/sell it to pupils? Each week have a topic to discuss or…"
"I doubt this would ever fly in my area unless it was positioned as a support/mentoring group for boys. I'm sure someone would complain that a club "focused on masculinity" would be too exclusive or would be a reinforcement of…"
"High School grades 9-12. Discussions get animated when it revolves around relationships, sex, etc. But usually no resistance form the boys. From some colleagues, slight grumbling but overwhelmingly positive."
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"I agree. And as Steve said, I would certainly plan ahead next time you're in this situation. You're possibly burning bridges if this current job finds out you called in sick but were at a job interview if you DON'T get the new…"
"Sudden deadlines are part of any business, that is a given. But when something is important and you have time to plan, it is best to do so. Then when something pops up, you have made plans to account for any potential risk to your plan.It isn't…"
I've had jobs, and still have one, where I have no idea what's going to happen when I get in every morning; pulled into meetings, sudden deadlines, etc etc. Part of the business.
If I had set aside a day three weeks in…"
"Definitely take the interview. Don't lie if you don't have to, though. Just take a vacation day. Or, tell them you've had an obligation come up and you'll be in late or leave early (depending on what time). Don't answer…"
"Take a couple classes until you are ready to fully commit yourself. Don't take the spot from someone that is ready. Don't waste your time with going through the motions online, it isn't the same, not remotely. I took one of my classes…"