June, 2016

End Gender Barriers for Male Teachers

by Shiva Darshan - Washington Square News - Staff Writer
Recent efforts to break gender barriers in traditionally male-dominated fields present opportunities for women to advance in fields which were previously closed off to them. While there is still work to be done, initiatives such as Girls Who Code or the NYU organization Women In Science suggest there is hope for a female-friendly work environment. However, where there is imbalance in male-dominated professions, there is also an imbalance in female-dominated fields which must be similarly remedied.

2017 World Forum Foundation – Men in Early Childhood Education proposals due

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Only 8 percent of New York City teachers are men of color. Here's how the city is trying to change that

By Patrick Wall - Chalkbeat
"Start sharing. Don't be shy," the facilitator said at the start a training last week for Asian, black, and Hispanic men hoping to teach in the New York City school system. He'd asked them to name a movie or song that spoke to them.

Editorial: Humble and Kind

by Dr. Jill Klefstad - UW Stout
Recently, I heard Tim McGraw's new song, Humble and Kind. Typically I am skeptical of reading too much emphasis into the lyrics of songs but something about this song keeps tugging at my heartstrings. Take some time to listen to the song here.

and feel free to read the lyrics here.

MenTeach E-News - June 2016

MenTeach E-News
June 2016

1) Why let the facts get in the way of a good story? Women will always be blamed for boys' underachievement
2) The remarks of Donovan Livingston at Harvard
3) 2017 World Forum Foundation – Men in Early Childhood Education proposals due
4) Northern California Men in Child Care Conference
5) New York mayor: Why our cities need more teachers of color
6) Only male teacher at Felbridge school explains why more men needed in classroom
7) Meet the male teachers changing the perception of nursery school education