April, 2017

How storytelling is giving voice to a small part of the early childhood workforce — men

By Ann Schimke - Chalkbeat
In their own words, the men described the journeys that led them to work in the early childhood field — as teachers, counselors, coaches and administrators.

Dreams Becoming Reality - A Career for A Man

by Dylan Lubs - University of Wisconsin-Stout
Growing up, teaching never jumped out to me. I never noticed it as a career opportunity or the career I would end up pursuing. Instead, I always thought on a bigger scale such as sports broadcasting or becoming a sports journalist. However, through many personal experiences and self-reflection, I eventually saw teaching as an ideal fit.

An all-male Buffalo Public School to address differences in learning? It's being considered

By Mike Desmond - WBFO - NPR News
Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash was clearly surprised the discussions were far enough along to be brought to the board as part of a briefing on culturally and linguistically responsive teaching. That is according to Assistant Superintendent Fatima Morrell, who is working in that much larger field.

Trinidad and Tobago: No men to teach

It is becoming more and more difficult to attract young males to the teaching profession, says Principal of St Mary's College, Fr Ronald Mendez.

Mendez told the media yesterday at a press conference to launch the Sesquicentennial Anniversary Celebrations of the Arrival of the Holy Ghost Fathers and the Founding of St Mary's College.

MenTeach - New England Awards

by Craig Simpson - New England
We have given this year's Steve Shuman award to Jeff Robbins at the MassAEYC Rex excellence in early education reception at the MassAEYC Annual conference. Valora Washington received the Gwen Morgan award.

Teach for America Struggles to Attract Male Teachers

by Rick Cohen - Source: Education Week
Teach for America is typically flooded with job applicants from top colleges and universities, but according to Chanté Chambers, the managing director of recruitment at historically black colleges and universities at the New York City-based Teach For America, the high-profile teaching nonprofit isn’t flooded by male applicants. She says that low status of education is “definitely a barrier,” especially among African American men.

MenTeach E-News - March 2017

MenTeach E-News
March 2016


1) Southern University to increase underrepresented male teachers
2) Caring for Black Male Students Requires More Than Good Intentions, According to Education Study
3) Male teacher adds ties to school's male achievement lessons
4) Japan: Should male childcare workers' roles be limited?
5) How storytelling is giving voice to a small part of the early childhood workforce — men
6) An all-male Buffalo Public School to address differences in learning? It's being considered

New Zealand Men hope to encourage more males into early childhood roles

by Koren Allpress - Stuff.co.nz
Two South Canterbury men who are studying to become early childhood education (ECE) teachers could double the number of males teaching in the region once qualified.

As of June 2014, there were just two licensed male ECE teachers employed in South Canterbury, of a total of 251 teachers in the region, according to data released by the Ministry of Education.

Seeking to reverse lack of black male teachers in Detroit

by Holly Fournier - The Detroit News
Former Detroit Police Chief and Deputy Mayor Isaiah McKinnon keeps in touch with three of his Detroit teachers, now retired and in their early 90s.

They were his only black male teachers growing up, he said.

“I saw these strong men,” McKinnon said. “It had a true impact on my life.”