June, 2011

Council of European Union Recommends Increasing the Percentage of Male Teachers in ECE

MenTeach: The Council of European Union's conclusions on early childhood education and care: providing all our children with the best start for the world of tomorrow:

Call him Larry Poppins

by Katy Read - Star Tribune
Over the years, Sam Smith of Edina has had four different nannies: two female and two male. All other things being equal, the 10-year-old admitted that he'd rather have a guy.

Sam didn't say that just because his current nanny, 19-year-old Jared Monsebroten, was sitting right across the family-room table, on the other side of a neat stack of multiplication flash cards.

Student wants to know whether male teachers should get bonuses

[MenTeach: We receive numerous inquiries from students that have assignments for their classes. Here is one example that asks an interesting question. What do you think? I've included my reply.]

Men in Early Childhood Education Report from Manitoba Canada

Yesterday marked the date of our last MECE meeting for this school year. Adam Manicom (my partner in leading this group) and I were thrilled to host the meeting of a small but enthusiastic group.

Do you need a job teaching? Hiring male teacher

Hello!
I am an Elementary School teacher at a charter school in Newark, NJ. We have a significant population of male students who are in need of quality male teacher/role models. We are currently recruiting K-5 certified teachers for the 2011-2012 school year.

Does your organization have any partnerships in the NJ/NY area that you could put me in contact with to post our vacancies? Do you provide job location services? I'd greatly appreciate any assistance you could give me.

Nicole Warren - sakanie@gmail.com

Help with research about Middle-Class African-American Male Teachers Teaching Low-Income African-American Students

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I am searching for participants for a research project focused on the experience of African-American men teaching in urban schools with a large population of African-American students from a low-income socioeconomic background. Involvement includes completion of short questionnaire and a face-to-face interview or virtual interview via Skype which will take approximately 60 minutes. If you know any teachers who might be a fit, kindly forward this email to them.  Willing participants need only to follow the link below to complete the questionnaire.

Male Teachers in Malta

by James Debono - MaltaNews
Male teachers are already a rarity in Maltese primary schools, statistics issued by the Ministry of Education show. Fifteen of Malta's primary schools are entirely staffed by female teachers, with statistics showing that 650 of 790 primary school teachers are female.

A New Book about Boisterous, Vigorous, and Very Physical Play

"Big body play"--the sometimes rowdy, always very physical running, rolling, climbing, tagging, jumping, grabbing, and wrestling that most children love and many adults try to shut down--can and should be an integral part of every early childhood setting.

New JOURNAL OF MEN’S STUDIES - Men and Teaching: Good Intentions and Productive Tensions.

Davison, K.G. and Nelson, B.G. (2011). Men and Teaching: Good Intentions and Productive Tensions. Journal of Men's Studies, 19(2), 91-96.

MenTeach E-News - June 2011

1) Pro football player spending the lockout as a substitute teacher
2) Council of European Union Recommends Increasing the Percentage of Male Teachers
3) New JOURNAL OF MEN'S STUDIES - Men and Teaching: Good Intentions and Productive Tensions.
4) Men in Early Childhood Education Report from Manitoba Canada
5) Do you need a job teaching? Hiring male teacher
6) Middle-Class African-American Male Teachers Teaching
7) Students wants to know whether male teachers should get bonuses
8) Male Teachers in Malta