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Her Male Teachers Were Integral to Her Success and Sense of Self

by Kara Post-Kennedy - The Good Men Project
I just had a conversation with an old high school friend of mine who is now a high school teacher herself about the nature of student/teacher relationships.

She confessed that she has an easier time connecting with her male students than her female ones; this prompted us to reminisce about the teachers who had impacted us most during those years.

I was somewhat amazed to realize that ALL of the teachers who sprang to my mind were men.

MenTeach E-News - June 2016

MenTeach E-News
June 2016

1) Why let the facts get in the way of a good story? Women will always be blamed for boys' underachievement
2) The remarks of Donovan Livingston at Harvard
3) 2017 World Forum Foundation – Men in Early Childhood Education proposals due
4) Northern California Men in Child Care Conference
5) New York mayor: Why our cities need more teachers of color
6) Only male teacher at Felbridge school explains why more men needed in classroom
7) Meet the male teachers changing the perception of nursery school education

Editorial: Humble and Kind

by Dr. Jill Klefstad - UW Stout
Recently, I heard Tim McGraw's new song, Humble and Kind. Typically I am skeptical of reading too much emphasis into the lyrics of songs but something about this song keeps tugging at my heartstrings. Take some time to listen to the song here.

and feel free to read the lyrics here.

Only 8 percent of New York City teachers are men of color. Here's how the city is trying to change that

By Patrick Wall - Chalkbeat
"Start sharing. Don't be shy," the facilitator said at the start a training last week for Asian, black, and Hispanic men hoping to teach in the New York City school system. He'd asked them to name a movie or song that spoke to them.