Strong influences help mold 2022 U.S. Teacher of the Year

By Mark Gillispie - Associated Press
It hardly seems a stretch to say Kurt Russell was born to be a history teacher.

Raised on his mother's stories about segregation and the civil rights movement in Alabama and influenced by teachers from his childhood, the 50-year-old Russell has spent the last 25 years teaching history and African American history at Oberlin High School outside Cleveland.

Normandale rebrands program to train Black male teachers

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Normandale Community College is rebranding the program launched in Fall 2021 under the temporary name Black Men in Teaching to "Sirtify."

'Black Men Teach Cleveland' campaigns to encourage men of color to become teachers

By Meg Shaw - News5cleveland
Diversity in the classroom is a matter close to the hearts of many educators.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about eight in 10 U.S. public school teachers, or 79%, identified as non-Hispanic white during the 2017-18 school year. Less than 7% identify as Black and only 24 % are male.

In Cleveland, just 2% identify as Black males.

Around 30% Of Teachers Are Males In Fiji

by Inoke Rabonu - Fiji Sun
Get your sons and grandsons to work hard in school and earn a teaching profession because there is a shortage of male teachers.

That was the message echoed by the Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Premila Kumar, during a talanoa session with school managers in Ovalau earlier this week.

MenTeach E-News March 2022

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March 2022

1) International: Exploring Career Trajectories of Men in the Early Childhood Education and Care Workforce
2) How one Black male teacher is breaking stereotypes and shaping the next generation
3) Australia: Male Teachers Play an Important Role in the Future of Education
4) Scholarship: The Apple Pre-Ed Scholars Program at Huston-Tillotson
5) After early hardships, this Hispanic Chicago PE teacher relishes being a role model
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