Letter: I'm interested in teaching young children

As far as your inquiry as to how I found out about your site, I have recently been thinking of going back to college for possibly early childhood education either general or special ed students. The grade level that most interests me are the younger ages K-4th. I recently have even been considering becoming an educator at the day care level. I was simply doing a google search trying to find some resources and info on how to get into the field of teaching children and discovered your site. I can tell you it was quite a relief, it has been so frustrating and discouraging every time I look online and try to find something positive all I see are negative articles about how men are nothing but a threat to young children which is BS. I really wish that there wasn't so much negative press out there. Just by glancing at your site briefly for one day I can see that the truth is that men can and do make excellent teachers, and to deny children a chance to have male teachers in the class room at young ages just isn't right, and it's very sad that it is seen as such a taboo.

If I had to pick one reason why I like the idea of teaching was when I met my niece who had no father around to be there for her. I could tell how much she needed a male role model and I was able to give her a lot of comfort knowing I was there to listen and help anyway I could. I believe it is very important for all children to be able to learn from male role models as well as feemale, and this is evidence to prove that theory is correct. Her father was not around and she was eager to listen to what I had to say and even at an early age I could tell I was becoming a role model to her.

I look forward to being a member of your website and getting more indite into how to become a successful male teacher at the early childhood level. Please let me know if there is any more information you need from me and thanks again, I look forward to reading the book.

Savannah, GA