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Why more men should work in childcare in Australia

by Rachel Ziv - RiotAct!
As a society, we've come a long way in the past few decades. More men and women have begun challenging traditional gender roles to pursue careers they enjoy, rather than work that has been viewed as only "for men" or "for women".

How Many Black Male Teachers Did You Have Growing Up?

by Kandia Johnson - Black Enterprise
Vincent Cobb II and Rashiid Coleman are the founders behind The Black Male Educators Convening, an organization on a mission to triple the number of highly-effective black male teachers in Philadelphia public schools to 1,000 by 2025.

MenTeach E-News - July 2018

MenTeach E-News
July – August 2018

1) Scholarships for Minority Males in California
2) Summer Bridge Program Cultivates Future Male Minority Elementary School Teachers
3) Pre-to-3: Young black men explore a pathway to early-childhood education
4) I’m one of the few male nursery teachers. There should be more of us
5) Possible key to black boys' academic success: Hire black men as elementary school teacher
6) New program in Illionis to create a pipeline of black and Latino male teachers

Dallas math teacher more than just a teacher: 'He's kind of like a father figure to me'

by Demond Fernandez - WFAA
It's National Teacher Appreciation Week, and many people are honoring those educators who have made a positive, significant, impact in their lives.

Students and staff at Clara Oliver Elementary School in Dallas are giving a special salute to math teacher Joseph Francis.

“He’s so intelligent,” said fourth grader Shanterria Woods.

Mr. Francis has become very popular with his students. They call Francis a man with a knack for making math fun.

"He explains things to me how I understand them,” said fourth-grader Tory Robertson.

Making a difference keeping and recruiting men teachers in Canada

by Ron Blatz - Executive Director - Discovery Centre
Just wanted to share a quick story that impacted me at our recent MECE (“Knights at the Kids Table”) conference in Canada. During one of the breaks during the conference a gentleman came up to me and shared this story. I have to admit that I didn’t recognize him as our paths have not crossed in decades but I was so encouraged by his story. I wanted to share it with you folk to remind you that each and every time you speak up or show up at an ECE event or conference the same kind of thing could be happening without you knowing it.
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