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MenTeach E-News March 2022

MenTeach E-News
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

Eight-year-old author takes other children on an adventure of a lifetime

While the Covid-19 pandemic ravaged our world in 2021, Praise B. Nelson gained a new appreciation for animal companionships and deepened the relationship with her German Shepherd Dog friend (Aslan). Lockdowns also gave her new appreciation for friendships because she missed going on adventures with friends.

Editorial: “Time Flies When You Are Having Fun."

by Dr. Jill Klefstad - Grandma school - former UW Stout faculty
"Time flies when you are having fun." My teaching career began in a kindergarten classroom in 1980 in a small rural town. I remember loving everything about teaching: the children, the families, my colleagues, and the sense of accomplishment. The years passed quickly providing opportunities that I never had imagined and embracing them all without hesitation. In the blink of an eye, or so it seemed, after 34 years in education, I found myself contemplating retirement. I must admit, I was not one of those lifelong planners who had a pre-set date to retire.

More than just teaching in Guyana: New male teachers want to be positive role models

By Vishani Ragobeer - Newsroom from Guyana
The largest batch of trained teachers – some 843 individuals – graduated from the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) only a few days ago. And among the graduates are three young men – James Osborne, Glenroy Duncan and Rovindra Singh – who are eager to get into classrooms not only to teach but also to be positive role models for Guyanese youth.

Video: Why do men teach elementary children?

Justin Nobles
This video shows male elementary teachers from around the country talking about things they like about their jobs in an attempt to get more high school students to consider elementary teaching as a career. My classmate and I made it for our education capstone project at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC.

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