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Tips for male teachers - A forum discussion

Discussion at A to Z Teacher's Stuff - another site's forum
I am going back to school to get an elementary teaching certificate. I currently work in accounting and have a business degree but through years of volunteer work with Junior Achivement feel that teaching is my calling. I found a great accelerated program and looking forward to changing to a more rewarding career. I know male elementary teachers are rare and my advisor has told me I will have no problem getting a job if I come out of the program with the needed skills and great portfolio.

A Hawaiian MenTeach Retreat

by Donald E. Piburn, M.S.Ed
Perhaps all you mid-West retreat attendees and planners will have more experience or a different spin, but I have some impressions to share from our first Hawaii AEYC Men in Education Network retreat back in October. We followed the suggestions outlined in the NAEYC bulletin on the topic by our very own Bryan Nelson.

http://www.journal.naeyc.org/btj/200211/MenGather.pdf.

Another Retreat In Hawaii

by Don Piburn
Perhaps all you mid-West retreat attendees and planners will have more experience or a different spin, but I have some impressions to share from our first Hawaii AEYC Men in Education Network retreat back in October. We followed the suggestions outlined in the NAEYC bulletin on the topic by our very own Bryan Nelson.

http://www.journal.naeyc.org/btj/200211/MenGather.pdf.

Men in Early Childhood Education - On the Retreat In Hawaii

By Mr. Roberto Reggio
Our society is in the midst of a shift in gender role expectations. Traditional norms of man as breadwinner and woman as nurturer no longer apply in a world that expects us to do both. Yet only 3% to 4% of early childhood educators are males and since the mid-1970's their numbers have been progressively declining (National Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2003).

Men's Retreat

MenTeach
This article was first published in the Young Children November 2002. It offers a description of an annual Men in Education Retreat.
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