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First male special education teacher at Qatar Foundation's Renad Academy

By Fazeena Saleem - The Peninsula - Qatar
The first male special education teacher at Qatar Foundation's Renad Academy has emphasised the importance of more men taking up the profession.

Joseph Norton, lead teacher at Renad Academy, said that the required change in pattern would enable teachers to show students that male teachers can also be enthusiastic, compassionate and gentle.

England: So you want to get more men into primary teaching?

By Maria McArdle - University of Bedfordshire
Just 14 per cent of the nursery and primary teaching workforce in state-maintained schools in England is male, according to the Department for Education.

John Engel: Babysitter training: Where are the boys?

I recently attended a babysitter training class. The day-long course, offered by the American Red Cross – on a Saturday – met in an unassuming building located in an industrial park. Truthfully, my daughter Zoe, soon to be 12, attended the class. I sat in the lobby, at the unoccupied reception desk, working on my laptop to finish a couple of pressing work projects.

Editorial: Honoring All Who Make a Difference

by Dr. Jill Klefstad - UW Stout
Summertime brings celebrations; many which pay tribute and honor to those who have gone before us. At the end of May, we celebrated Memorial Day; a day dedicated to the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. On July 4th we commemorated our freedom and on Labor Day we will honor working people. Each of us pay tribute in our own way through our celebrations of these holidays.

Teach for Armenia: Emerging Europe’s Young Empowerment Initiative of the Year

by Shakhil Shah - Emerging Europe
With education of the utmost importance, and teachers responsible for developing the minds and the emotional maturity of future generations, it is no surprise that Teach for Armenia (TFA), whose slogan is ‘Shaping Armenia’s future one classroom at a time’ won Emerging Europe’s 2018 award for Young Empowerment Initiative.
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