June, 2017

Life as the lone male teacher at Rail Ranch Elementary in Murrieta

by Carl Love - The Press Enterprise
I walked with my class across campus recently when some passing kid I’ve never met said, “Hi Mr. Love.”

One of my own students asked, “Why does everybody know you?”

My theory: I am the only male teacher left at my school.

How this man found his calling as an early elementary teacher

by Judy Woodruff - PBS Newshour
JUDY WOODRUFF: A question that has been raised here: Why aren’t more men going into fields dominated by women?

Stigma is a big part of the answer, our economics correspondent, Paul Solman, reported last week.

Tonight, he focuses on one man many might want to emulate.

It’s part of our weekly series Making Sense.

MenTeach E-News - May 2017

MenTeach E-News
May 2016

1) New Zealand Men hope to encourage more males into early childhood roles
2) Seeking to reverse lack of black male teachers in Detroit
3) This Letter A Fifth Grader Wrote To His Teacher Proves How Important It Is To Have Black Men In Classrooms
4) Will More Minority Teachers Close Connecticut's Achievement Gap?
5) Oregon growing its own teachers
6) Japan: Three times as many male teachers
7) Life as the lone male teacher at Rail Ranch Elementary in Murrieta

Black men teachers inspiring hope

by Dale Mezzacappa - The Notebook
Stephen Flemming is one teacher in one classroom, but he may be doing as much to keep his low-income black students in school – black males in particular – as any formal program targeted toward "at-risk" students.

Flemming teaches English language arts to 5th graders at John B. Kelly Elementary School in Germantown. All but three of his students, spread over three homerooms, are African American.

Male Teacher Initiative - Today's Students, Tomorrow's teachers

Nearly one quarter, 24% of Today's Students, Tomorrow's Teachers (TSTT) students are male.

Here's what male teachers of color want their districts to know about them

By Laura Faith Kebede - Chalkbeat
A passion for teaching and learning is what drew Archie Moss to a career in education. But the Memphis principal recalls how he almost left the profession when he found himself increasingly tasked as a disciplinarian.

Go Teach, Young Man: Tweaking Risk and Reward to Recruit Male Teachers

by Justin Baeder - Education Week
How do we attract more top-performing male teachers to the profession, and what role does compensation play?

EdWeek recently published an op-ed, Rethinking Teacher Compensation, by Laura Overdeck, Arthur Levine, and Christopher Daggett. The authors argue that states should reallocate compensation funding away from "backloaded" plans such as defined-benefit pensions, and toward earlier-career perks like higher starting salaries and annual bonuses.

Alberta, Canada facing shortage of male teachers in rural areas

by Kenzie Love - Calgary Herald
At a time when most other provinces face declining school enrolment, Alberta stands out.

Boston University professor Travis Bristol studies hiring, retention of teachers of color

by Yawu Miller - The Bay State Banner
Travis Bristol is an assistant professor in English education at the Boston University School of Education who researches district- and school-based practices that support teachers of color; national, state and local education policies that enable and constrain the workplace experiences and retention for teachers of color; the intersection of race and gender in schools.

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.