August, 2016

Lawyer-Turned-Teacher Says Desire for Family Time Explains Why More Men Go 'Pink Collar'

By Debra Cassens Weiss - ABA Journel
Adrian Ortiz made more money in Mexico than in the United States, but he’s not complaining.

MenTeach E-News - July 2016

MenTeach E-News
July 2016

1) Excellent Educator: Tom Bedard Of Homecroft Early Learning Center
2) End Gender Barriers for Male Teachers
3) Race Biases Teachers' Expectations for Students
4) Northern California Men in Child Care Conference
5) Only 8 percent of New York City teachers are men of color. Here's how the city is trying to change that
6) Part Silly Adult, Human Monkey Bar; All Kindergarten
7) Her Male Teachers Were Integral to Her Success and Sense of Self

Crisis in primary schools as almost a MILLION children don't have a male teacher

By Mark Ellis - Mirror
Nearly a million primary school children in England do not have a male teacher, official figures show.

There were 31,600 male primary teachers at the last count, compared to 151,200 females – one man for every six women in the role.

That rises to one man for every four women in headteacher roles.

The Impact of a Black Male Teacher: The Day Harrison Died

by Rashad J. Smith, Rochester - Democrat & Chronicle
Steven James Harrison, Jr. was an English teacher in the Rochester City School District who gave a large part of his time and resources to students beyond the classroom. On August 4, 2006 Harrison traveled from Rochester to his home in the Bronx along with his brother Marquis to celebrate their mother's birthday.

Men in early childcare: ‘We’ve seen nothing but a positive impact’

by Sheila Wayman - Irish Times
“Early childhood education in Ireland at the moment is at a very exciting place,” says David Kenna (29), a “floating” junior manager with Park Academy Childcare, which has eight centres in south Dublin/north Wicklow, including an outdoors nature kindergarten.

“It is all moving towards child-led learning and learning through play; that’s what really appeals to me.”

Report from Germany about percentages of Men Teaching

Dr. Tim Rohrmann - Wechselspiel - Institut für Pädagogik und Psychologie
The percentage of men in ECEC in Germany is around 5% now (data for 2015). There are huge differences between regions, ranging from more than 10% in several big cities to less than 3% in the Federal state of Bavaria, where there is still no male worker at all in 85% of ECEC centers.

Should a daycare notify parents about male caregivers?

by Joey Lombardi - babycenter blog
Society is a fluid and changing thing. Caring for a child is also fluid. The way people behaved even a few years ago draws very different reactions today. In this torrent of changing opinions is the perception of men as caregivers.

There are more expectations and opportunities for men to be involved in children's lives. But what happens when a male caretaker is not a father, not a relative, but a daycare worker?

Editorial: The Table of Knowledge (T.O.K.)

by Dr. Jill Klefstad - UW Stout
Happy New Year!  While I realize this is a phrase we use in January, not September, the start of a new school year does resemble the beginning of a new year in many ways. Teachers spent time in the summer exploring new subject matter they will teach. They may also have re-designed teaching strategies and practices to improve their personal and professional relationships with students and colleagues.

New Zealand Expert calls for government to act on lack of men in early childhood education

by Laura Dooney - Stuff.nz
An early childcare researcher is calling on the Government to do more to address a lack of men in pre-school teaching.

Sarah Alexander, of research organisation ChildForum, met Ministry of Education staff last week to discuss the gender gap in early childhood education (ECE), which she says could be improved with political support.

Why Black Men Quit Teaching

By Christopher Emdinaug - New York Times
How can we help black boys succeed in school? One popular answer is that we need more black male teachers.