Welcome to the web log of Brian R. Walsh.

          After forty-two years in independent schools, thirty of them as a headmaster, I retired from The Buckley School in New York City in 2001. Since then I have been providing consulting services for parents and students who are contemplating independent education and co-directing a program for training first-year teachers in independent schools.
          While happily I have had more time to devote to grandchildren, I have also been able to reflect on the changes that have occurred in independent education, and the ways in which children learn. One of the direct results of my reflections is a new book just published: Boys Should Be Boys, A Headmaster’s Reflections. The book is part memoir, and part a collection of observations on how boys learn and function in a classroom, on the playing field and in their home environment.

          Just released:Boys Should Be Boys, A Headmaster’s Reflections. This a memoir style book about how boys learn differently than girls, make friends differently, have entirely different issues of self-esteem and motivation, react to their parents and teachers differently, and, in fact, process just about everything differently. These observations are presented through anecdotes of actual school situations and, more significantly, through the voices and actions of the boys themselves.

Boys Should Be Boys

For more information on Boys Should Be Boys, including sample readings, just click on the page link in the right hand column “Boys Should Be Boys” or click on the link below.

Read more about this book

3 Responses to “Welcome”

  1. Joe Cox Says:

    Enjoying your blog and your common sense. Wishing you the best from The Haverford School in PA.

  2. Stephen Sears Says:

    Mr. Walsh:

    As the father of two boys (ages 10 and 6) and a girl (aged 8), I look forward to applying some of the wisdom from your book!

    Best regards,


  3. Bernardo Feliciano Says:

    Hello Brian,

    Congratulations on your book and … your blog! Looking forward to reading your posts.

    Best Regards,

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