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MenTeach E-News - June 2017

MenTeach E-News
June 2016

1) Black men teachers inspiring hope
2) Male Teacher Initiative - Today's Students, Tomorrow's teachers
3) Here's what male teachers of color want their districts to know about them
4) Go Teach, Young Man: Tweaking Risk and Reward to Recruit Male Teachers
5) Alberta, Canada facing shortage of male teachers in rural areas
6) Boston University professor Travis Bristol studies hiring, retention of teachers of color
7) Men in our classrooms in New Zealand

How to Become a Teacher in Lots of Steps

by Ron Clone - Racine County Eye
Training for the profession of teaching, even in 1971, was not the easiest major to enter at Michigan State. When I transferred from Central Michigan as a junior, I was headed into secondary education, as I mentioned in my initial blog entry. After the first term, I decided to switch my major to elementary after several conversations with my oldest brother and his wife, both of whom were teachers.

Editorial: Amazing Mentors in Your Building

By Corey Morning - 1st Grade Teacher - Prescott, WI
It began with humor and the connection with every student and colleague. Mr. Greg Lenn is an amazing teacher, father, husband, colleague, friend, and mentor. For over 20 years, Greg has given back to many people in his role as second grade teacher at Malone Elementary School in Prescott, Wisconsin.

Why Some Of D.C.’s Leading Men Of Color Are Heading Back To Preschool

by Kate McGee - WAMU
At Turner Elementary School in Southeast D.C., Torren Cooper is the only male of color who works directly in the classroom, even though the student body is 98 percent African American. Cooper is a literacy coach helping some of Turner’s youngest pupils with their reading and writing skills, including rhyming, alliteration, letter sounds and writing their names.

Men in our classrooms in New Zealand

By Claire Allison - Stuff
Features editor Claire Allison looks at what male teachers are dealing with, and why more aren't entering the profession.

When a teacher is revealed to have been sexually abusing students, shockwaves go through the affected community, and questions are asked about how it could have happened.
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