Online Class:  

No Boys Behind: 

Effective Reaching and Teaching Boys

Instructors: Ashley Smith and Brooke Schmidt

Parents, teachers, and mental health professionals are worried about boys in today's school system. Lack of motivation and disinterest in school are just a few of the growing challenges when educating boys and young men. In this course examine how to help boys become more successful in the classroom and learn new strategies for effectively teaching boys of all ages!


Through reading Boys Adrift, by family physician and psychologist Leonard Sax, become familiar with the 5 factors driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and the challenges they present in the field of education.  For each factor described, gain a better understanding of why some boys are struggling and how you can better reach these unique and challenging students.


Participants will:


For K-12 Teachers

This class is offered for 3 Quarter Credits

Required Textbook: 

Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men by Sax.

Register Anytime!  You can start your course TODAY!

1. Click "Registration" below.  Our site will redirect you to an SPU registration page where you will pay both the TINT and SPU fee with a credit card. 

2. You will receive an email from SPU with your receipt and a link to the coursework. 

3. You have a year to complete the work at your own pace.  Your grade will be posted on your transcript within a few weeks (and often sooner) of you finishing!


Option 1:  Non-Credit/Audit TINT Tuition Fee (30 PDUs):  $525

Option 2:  3 Quarter Credit (60 PDUs) = TINT Tuition Fee: $525

+ $165 SPU Credit Fee (Click here for SPU Info) = $690

Click Here For Coursework Preview

Student Testimonials:

Thank you! I really enjoyed this class and will absolutely be passing my copy of the book along to interested friends and colleagues.

—TINT Student

This class has better prepared me to work with boys (and girls) by opening my mind to how young men are and why they have become that way. I think it helps me think more outside the box to accommodate them and try to create intrinsic motivation for them.

—TINT Student

Thank you so much for your thoughtful responses and such a great course! I truly enjoyed it!

—TINT Student

Frankly, I have discussed this book with friends, both teachers, and moms, all summer, bemoaning the fact that I should have read it years ago.  This book is an easy read that will be shared with others and sitting on my table at conference time used as a reference and encouraging others to read it.

—TINT Student

I thoroughly enjoyed this class and have shared what I've learned with many friends, family, and colleagues.  I'm looking forward to applying what I've learned in my own classroom as well as with my own two boys as they enter into education in the next couple years!

—TINT Student

I want to thank you for offering this course.  Without it, I most likely wouldn't have come across such a wonderful and eye-opening text:  BOYS ADRIFT.  I can't tell you the number of conversations I've had with friends and colleagues about the material I've learned from this book.  I know it will be a key part of my toolbox arsenal while raising my 3-year-old son.

—TINT Student

This class has been amazing!  It exceeded all my expectations.  I have so much to think about and ponder as I raise my son and teach Kindergarten.  Thank you for your thoughtful comments and feedback on all the assignments.  I really appreciate it.

—TINT Student