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Male Teachers: How to Teach Boys to Be Better Men

By Justin Minkel - Education Week Teacher
I became a teacher because in high school a close friend of mine was assaulted. She was walking home at night when a man stopped his truck, leapt out, and tried to force her into his vehicle. She fought back with all her strength, but he would have overpowered her if not for another car that happened to come along. He fled. She escaped.

MenTeach E-News - October 2018

MenTeach E-News
October 2018


1) Scholarships for Minority Males in California
2) Male teachers return to the classroom as better pay, conditions attract surge in enrollments
3) Alma Spikes Elementary in Pocahontas now has their first male elementary school teacher on staff
4) Gender and Power in the American Classroom
5) Can a white teacher connect with black students?
6) The few. The proud. The male elementary school teachers.
7) Teacher's Day: First and only male teacher at Xiaoxihu kindergarten in China

Teacher's Day: First and only male teacher at Xiaoxihu kindergarten in China

by Liangyu - Xinhua
Guo Xinwang tells story for children at the Xiaoxihu kindergarten in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, Sept. 6, 2018. Guo, born in 1993 and graduated from the Jiangsu Normal University, became the first and only male teacher of the Xiaoxihu kindergarten three years ago.

Editorial: Who Do Others Say You Are?

by Hunter Black - University of Stout
Who are you to others? This question has often crossed my mind when I think about how I fit into this world.

The few. The proud. The male elementary school teachers.

by Ben Talley - Education Beat
You young men out there … so you want to do something really tough and brave, something to change the world, something adventurous, something really different?

Well, you could join the Marines, and you’d definitely do all of the above.

But you could also do “all of the above” by becoming an elementary school teacher.

I can personally vouch for the undeniable truth that all-of-the-above criteria are met in my job on a daily basis.
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