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Men Gather Every Year at Retreat to Learn and Play

by Bryan G. Nelson
This is an article about how to develop and coordinate a retreat for men teachers.

IN THE MORNING, in a circle on the floor, the men recite a series of children’s rhymes. Later, in the afternoon, they go outside for a rough-and-tumble game of broomball. The action resembles other winter games men play in northern climates, yet when one of the men is knocked down, all the other players stop to ask, “Hey, are you okay?” If the man says yeah, the play continues.

Norway - Changing Gender Roles

By the Norwegian Ministry of Children and Family Affairs
The focus on men's roles in Norway's gender equality debate still generates some resistance. Men are commonly perceived as the strong and dominating gender while women tend to be viewed in terms of generations of discrimination and the ensuing need for special measures and positive actions. This perspective has been fundamental to the achievement of women's liberation. At the same time it reflects a certain failure to understand men as a gender. Men do not comprise a uniform group, nor is it possible to speak of a single male role. Masculinity is not always equivalent to power.

From U.S. Marine to elementary teacher

by Matt Fridley
I would like to start by saying that I am a male first grade teacher. I am in my fourth year of teaching and all of my time has been in the first grade. I really enjoy working with the kids in first grade and I find that my job is more rewarding than anything I have ever done in my life. It would be hard for me to imagine myself doing anything else.

Men care: Child care for children hurricane victims

by John Surr
This article is a narrative of how things went for me during my recent deployment to the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and the Red Cross Center in Pensacola. A second report will comment on matters only of concern to Disaster Child Care.

Men Care: Child Care For Children Hurricane Victims

by John Suur
[MenTeach: John Suur has been volunteering to offer child care services after diasters for many years. He is an attorney who retired from working at the World Bank and has worked with Toddlers for many years in his "retirement."]

This article is a narrative of how things went for me during my recent deployment to the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and the Red Cross Center in Pensacola. A second report will comment on matters only of concern to Disaster Child Care.
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