A man starts a new job as Kindergarten teacher - #1

[MenTeach Note: We've asked a man who just finished his teaching program to write about his teaching job. We'll post each of his journal entries during the year. Post your comments here for him to read - and of course, wish him luck!]

Friday, August 11, 2006

2nd Hawaiian Men Teachers on Retreat

By Don Piburn
The men of the Hawaii early childhood education (ECE) community are once again coming together for a retreat on the Island of Oahu - traditionally referred to as "the Gathering Place." [You can read about the success of the last retreat.]

A new kindergarten teacher

by Jason Thomas

I just wanted to tell you that i really enjoy your website.

I just graduated from Eastern Michigan University and I found my first job teaching kindergarten for the fall. I cannot wait!

Jason Thomas

Mannies Are the New Mary Poppins

By Michael Y. Park - News
Britney Spears may not be setting the pop music tempo for the world right now, but Mama Federline's influence is being felt in at least one way: the sudden craze for mannies. Male nannies, that is.

Questions from a student for male elementary school teachers.

by Jeff Nelisen
I have thoroughly enjoyed perusing your site. I am an aspiring teacher in my junior year at Arizona State University. I am currently enrolled in an adolescent development class which requires a research paper. Being a 36 y/o male, I chose the topic of the role of men in early childhood education.

I have found many stats on your site as well as some of the common reasons why men may not choose this profession (pay, stereotypes, nurturing aspects, etc.). However, I was wondering if it was possible to get more personal input on questions like:
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