Sax MD PhD
January 29, New Orleans, LA: Dr. Sax presented Grand Rounds to the
Department of Psychiatry, LSU School of Medicine, on the topic of “The
differential diagnosis of attention deficit.”
January 29 – 30, New Orleans, LA: Dr. Sax led an evening forum for parents
(1/29) and then led a workshop for teachers (1/30), at the Academy of the
February 4, Wisconsin Dells, WI: Dr. Sax led a full-day workshop for educators
from south-central Wisconsin (from Madison, Portage, Stevens Point, Sun
Prairie, Wisconsin Dells, and other school districts) on the importance of
gender differences in education.
February 5, Milwaukee,
WI: Dr. Sax gave two presentations at the annual
conference of the Wisconsin State Reading Association: “Noisy Time Story Time” (for librarians) and
“Why Gender Matters” (for classroom educators).
February 5: Lake Forest, IL: Dr. Sax led an evening forum for parents,
hosted by Lake Forest
School, on the topic of “Why Gender Matters.”
February 12, Philadelphia,
PA: Dr. Sax visited Boy’s Latin of Philadelphia,
an all-boys public charter school.
February 16, Waco, TX: Dr. Sax led a
district-wide workshop for all teachers in the Waco
School District, at the Waco Convention
February 17, Warrenton,
Sax led a full-day workshop for teachers at the Highland School;
that evening, he spoke to parents.
March 3, New
York, NY: Dr. Sax was a guest in the studio for NBC’s
TODAY show, to discuss the growing popularity of single-sex public education
with Matt Lauer. Streaming video is
available at http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/29480854#29480854
and also at http://www.leonardsax.com.
March 19, 2009:
Dr. Sax was a guest in the studio for Fox News’ national morning news
program, to discuss the growing popularity of single-sex public education.
April 14, Duluth,
MN: Dr. Sax spoke to physicians at St. Luke’s
Hospital about “the diagnosis and misdiagnosis of ADHD.”
April 14 – 15, Duluth,
MN: Dr. Sax led an evening forum for parents
about the importance of gender differences; he also led a two-day workshop for
public school teachers.
April 18 – 19:
Middlesex, England: Dr. Sax led a workshop for teachers at the Harrow School
(founded in 1572; alma mater of seven British prime ministers, including
Winston Churchill). He also led a forum
for parents at Harrow about how the “boys adrift” phenomenon is manifest in England and Scotland.
April 20, London,
England: Dr. Sax visited the City of London School for
Girls and met with sixth formers there (http://www.clsg.org.uk/).
April 21, Munich, Germany: Dr. Sax spoke to parents at the Pasinger Fabrik about the growing
phenomenon of unmotivated boys in Germany, as part of the promotion for the
German version of Boys Adrift, entitled
Jungs im Abseits (www.koesel.de/Detail.asp?isbn=346630822). There was also some coverage in the German
media, e.g. http://www.szon.de/news/politik/vermischtes/200904250019.html.
April 23, Madrid, Spain:
Dr. Sax spoke about the history of single-sex education in Spain, calling
attention to the potential benefits of re-introducing single-sex classrooms
into Spanish public education. This
speech was attended by many leaders in Spanish education and politics,
including members of the Spanish Parliament.
Dr. Sax’s presentation was covered extensively in the Spanish media; see
http://www.albadigital.es/2009/04/28/videos/un-experto-mundial-en-educacion-diferenciada/ (full streaming video of Dr. Sax’s
presentation, with Spanish translation)
April 23, Madrid,
Spain: Dr. Sax gave a two-hour presentation about
the importance of gender differences in education, as the guest of the IESE (Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa, www.iese.edu).
April 24, Rome,
Italy: Dr. Sax spoke at the second conference of the
European Association for Single-Sex Education, www.easse.org/congreso/eng/programa.htm.
His presentation received substantial coverage in the Italian media, for
(video coverage, in English)
April 28, Toronto, Ontario: Dr. Sax
was a guest in the studio of radio station CFRB for an interview about “boys
adrift” in Canada. Full streaming audio (40 minutes) is at http://www.cfrb.com/media/922015/Dr.+Leonard+Sax+on+The+Motts.
April 29, Mississauga,
Dr. Sax gave a full-day presentation about the growing number of
unmotivated boys in Canada. This event, hosted by the Peel District
School Board, was attended by more than 1,200 educators from all over Ontario.
April 29, Burlington, Ontario: Dr. Sax
led an evening forum for parents at Burlington
School on the topic of “Sex, Drugs, and Fast Cars: what
you need to know to keep your son or daughter safe.”
May 1, Maryville, Tennessee:
Dr. Sax was the keynote speaker for an education conference hosted by Blount
County Public Schools.
May 21 – 22, Green Oaks, IL: Dr. Sax led a full-day workshop for teachers
at the Oak Grove School;
he also led an evening forum for parents.
June 8 – 9, Rocky Mount, NC: Dr. Sax led a two-day workshop on best
practices for single-sex education, for Rocky Mount Preparatory
School, a public charter school. This workshop was also attended by educators
from Florida, Indiana,
Nevada, and Ontario.
June 11 – 12, Tulsa,
OK: Dr. Sax led a two-day workshop for teachers with
Tulsa Public Schools, on best practices for single-sex education. He also spoke with parents (6/11), explaining
the rationale for single-sex education.
His presentation to parents was featured in an article in the local
newspaper, available online at http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20090612_19_A9_DrLeon545420.
July 27 – 28, St. Louis,
Dr. Sax led a two-day workshop on best practices for single-sex
classrooms, hosted by Carman Trails Elementary School
and Maryville University. This workshop was attended by teachers from
four schools in St. Louis as well as by
educators from Oklahoma, Indiana,
August 3 – 4, Shreveport,
Sax led a two-day workshop on best practice for single-sex classrooms, for Caddo Heights
Elementary School. He also spoke to parents (8/3) to explain the
rationale for single-sex education.
August 13, Shreveport,
LA: Dr. Sax conducted a workshop for Caddo Parish
middle school teachers who will be leading single-sex classrooms.
August 17 – 18, Parkersburg,
Sax led a two-day workshop on best practice for single-sex classrooms, hosted
by Van Devender Middle School; he also spoke to
parents about the rationale for single-sex classrooms. His presentation was the subject of a
front-page story in the local newspaper, available online at http://www.newsandsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/520582.html?nav=5061.
August 20 – 21, Washington,
Sax led a two-day workshop on best practice for single-sex classrooms, for Randle Highlands
Elementary School; he
also spoke to parents about the rationale for single-sex classrooms.
August 24, St. Albans, WV: Dr. Sax led a workshop for teachers at Anne
Bailey Elementary School, on best practice for single-sex classrooms; that
evening, he spoke to parents about the rationale for single-sex education.
August 25, Beckley,
WV: Dr. Sax led a workshop on best practice for
single-sex education; that evening, he spoke to parents about the rationale for
single-sex education. His presentation
was featured on statewide news radio, see http://www.wvmetronews.com/index.cfm?func=displayfullstory&storyid=32014.
September 3, Burlington,
Dr. Sax led a full-day workshop on best practice for single-sex
classrooms, for educators at Burlington
That evening, he met with about thirty administrators from the Halton District School Board.
September 15, Marion,
OH: Dr. Sax led a morning workshop for the “Wild
Child” workshop, on gender differences in the propensity to delinquent
behavior. In the afternoon, he led a
seminar entitled Girls on the Edge
(previewing his third book, to be published by Basic Books in 2010). This seminar was attended by counselors and
other professionals from all around Ohio, from
Cleveland to Columbus
to Cincinnati and Zanesville.
September 28, Sydney, Nova Scotia (Cape
Breton): Dr. Sax led a workshop for teachers, and
spoke to parents, at Riverview
High School. Dr. Sax’s presentations were front-page news
in the local newspaper; you can read it online at http://www.capebretonpost.com/index.cfm?sid=290222&sc=145.
October 10 – 11, Atlanta, GA: Dr. Sax hosted the fifth international
conference of the National Association for Single Sex Public Education, which
was attended by 464 educators not only from all across the United States but
also from Argentina, Bermuda, Canada, and Poland. The full program for the conference is online
October 14, Toronto, Ontario: Dr. Sax
led an afternoon workshop for the directors of Youth Justice Centres across Ontario
(“youth justice centres” are known in the United States
as “juvenile detention centers”). This
presentation was sponsored by Youth Justice Services, Ontario Ministry of
Children and Youth.
Dr. Sax was a guest in the studios of the Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation (CBC) to discuss a proposal to launch an all-boys elementary school
in Toronto. The eight-minute interview with Dr. Sax aired
nationwide in Canada
and is online at http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/2009/200910/20091023.html,
scroll to the bottom and click on "Listen to Part Three."
October 23, Halifax,
Nova Scotia: Dr. Sax led a full-day workshop on gender
differences in elementary education, hosted by the Primary Elementary Teachers'
Association, PETA. This workshop was
attended by more than 500 public school teachers from across Nova Scotia.
November 17, Albuquerque, NM: Dr. Sax was the keynote speaker for a
full-day conference on the growing disengagement of boys from school, hosted by
the New Mexico Men’s Council for Boys and Young Men, www.NMBoys.org.
November 19, Delran,
NJ: Dr. Sax spoke to parents about gender
November 24, Toronto,
Ontario: Dr. Sax led a second workshop for Youth
Justice Services, Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth.
November 24 – 26, Toronto, Ontario: Dr. Sax led two town-hall style meetings,
hosted by the Toronto school board, in association with plans to launch two
all-boys public elementary schools in Toronto in the fall of 2010. The Globe
and Mail, one of two national papers in Canada, interviewed Dr. Sax about
the new initiative: see http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/leonard-sax/article1373519/. Dr. Sax also visited schools in low-income Toronto neighborhoods
(11/25) and spoke to the elected school board trustees (11/26).
December 9, New York, NY: Dr. Sax was a guest in the studios of CNN to
discuss a single-sex program at Woodbridge Middle School in Woodbridge,
Virginia, a program which he helped to launch.
Video of this segment is available at www.cnn.com/video/#/video/living/2009/12/09/am.chetry.single.sex.class.cnn.