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Male teacher shortage leaving Australian boys without role models

by Hayley Sorensen - NT News
An exodus of male teachers from the profession is due in part to a fear of being wrongly painted as a sexual predator, an Estimates hearing has heard.

Education Minister Eva Lawler said the royal commission into child sex abuse had heightened those anxieties. Male teachers were sometimes wary of being alone in classrooms with children, she said.

Being a male teacher was my dream - until I was falsely accused

Anonymous - Stuff.co.nz
My day started like any other. I got up early and had breakfast. My girlfriend, who is now my wife, drove me to work.

It was a beautiful, sunny day at the daycare centre where I worked, and the children were running around outside burning off energy after weeks of terrible weather. Sunny days in winter are an early childhood educator's holy grail.

Why we need more men to become primary teachers in the United Kingdom

by Ryan Stevens - Schoolsweek.com
As a 24-year-old Primary NQT, there is one thing that separates me from the vast majority of my colleagues: I’m a man.

As of the last academic year, 85% of teachers working in primary and nursery settings are female. The average primary school or nursery with under nine full-time equivalent teaching staff, of which there are many, is unlikely to contain even one man.

Why does the divide exist?

'Young Black Men [Should] See Black Men in Front of Them' -- This Detroit Teacher

By Quan Neloms -
I began teaching at 22. Back in my hometown of Detroit and fresh out of college, I thought I had all the answers.

I believed students would instantly relate to me because of my knowledge, enthusiasm and youth.

Ha!

MenTeach E-News - October 2017

MenTeach E-News
October 2017

1) First experience important to new kindergarten teacher in 1977
2) 2nd Annual NorCal - Men and Child Care Conference "Advocacy to Action"
3) Wayne State University's Morris Hood Scholars Program making inroads
4) Student Looking for a Speaker to Visit His Student Club
5) There’s a Stigma Around Men Teaching Young Kids. Here’s How We Change It
6) Letter: My time as a male educator
7) Black male teachers are vital
8) Male teachers in Viet Nam stay the course on a difficult road
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