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The Pendulum Column: Where is Mr. Waldo?

by Donald E. Piburn, M.S.Ed
[MenTeach: Don Piburn has be working in early education for years. He has been instrumental in recruiting and retaining men teachers through his work in Hawaii hosting MenTeach retreats, serving on the AEYC affiliate board and being a founding father of the World Forum Men in Early Childhood Education (MECE). These articles were written 10 years ago and are still relevant to our work today.]

Ten new University Programs to teach men teachers

MidAmerica Nazarene University announced that it is one of 10 universities nationwide selected by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education to participate in the Association’s first Networked Improvement Community (NIC).

The initiative of this group is aimed at increasing the diversity of the nation’s teacher candidate pool by focusing on recruitment of more Black and Hispanic/Latino men in teacher preparation programs.

Men Teachers Perform as Musicians

Craig Simpson - MenTeach New England
When I attended the California AEYC conference in April I won a CD by Chucky Baby and The Biscuits - "Rising Up!".

They are with a preschool called "Step One Nursery School" in Berkeley, CA with as many as 10 male teachers. I have forgotten lots of the details. But thought you might find it inspiring as I did.

Watch a video of the group performing.

Read more about the men teachers.

MenTeach E-News - July 2014

MenTeach E-News
July 2014

1) The Pendulum Column: Where is Mr. Waldo?
2) Program aims to attract black males into teaching
3) Where Did All the Male Teachers Go? France Worries That Boy Students May Be Suffering
4) Male teachers in Western Pennsylvania elementary classrooms
5) Study: Minority teachers benefit all
6) Earn $24,000-$32,000 stipend to get your Graduate degree at the Richmond Teacher Residency (RTR) Program
7) Study: Minority teachers benefit all
8) New book: Men Who Teach Young Children - An international perspective