July, 2017

How to Become a Teacher in Lots of Steps

by Ron Clone - Racine County Eye
Training for the profession of teaching, even in 1971, was not the easiest major to enter at Michigan State. When I transferred from Central Michigan as a junior, I was headed into secondary education, as I mentioned in my initial blog entry. After the first term, I decided to switch my major to elementary after several conversations with my oldest brother and his wife, both of whom were teachers.

MenTeach E-News - June 2017

MenTeach E-News
June 2016

1) Black men teachers inspiring hope
2) Male Teacher Initiative - Today's Students, Tomorrow's teachers
3) Here's what male teachers of color want their districts to know about them
4) Go Teach, Young Man: Tweaking Risk and Reward to Recruit Male Teachers
5) Alberta, Canada facing shortage of male teachers in rural areas
6) Boston University professor Travis Bristol studies hiring, retention of teachers of color
7) Men in our classrooms in New Zealand

In D.C., Bringing Male Teachers Of Color To The Preschool Classroom

by Kate McGee, WAMU
When kids go back to school after the summer break, the chances of them having a male preschool teacher are pretty slim — just 2 percent of early education teachers nationally are male. And the probability of having a male teacher of color is even lower. In Washington, D.C., public schools, they're trying to change that with a new program called the "Leading Men Fellowship."

Male nurses? Female firefighters? Yes, as career boundaries erode.

by Schuyler Velasco - Christian Science Monitor

Men and women tend to choose different career paths, and researchers have identified this as the biggest reason men make more money. So if men and women were equally represented across all occupations, would it close that gender pay gap?

Plans in place to attract more men to the classroom in Australia

by Stefanie Balogh - The Australian
A targeted and specific recruitment drive is needed to attract more men into the nation’s classrooms to arrest a male teacher drought, a new report finds.

The first study of its kind to ask serving teachers why they chose the profession reveals the main driving factor for all teachers is the intrinsic value of teaching, ­followed by teaching ability, and a desire to shape the future of young lives.

Increasing diversity in teaching is the aim of university in Washington

Auburn Reporter - State of Washington, USA
The racial diversity of teachers in six school districts in South King County is low relative to the racial makeup of the districts’ students, according to data from Washington’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

October 2015 figures from the Auburn, Kent, Federal Way, Highline, Renton and Tukwila districts reveal that students of color make up 69 percent of the total population of nearly 105,000 students – while classroom teachers of color account for only 15 percent of the nearly 6,000 classroom teachers in these six districts.

Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute Graduates 151 Teachers - almost all men

Report by Yawah Jaivey, FPA Contributor
The Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute (KRTTI) in Kakata, Margibi County has graduated about 151 trainees from its Cohorts-8 Pre-Service “C” Certificate Program.

Male early childhood teachers almost quadruple in New Zealand - but lobbyists point to continued 'sexism'

By Simon Collins - Education reporter, NZ Herald
Men teaching in New Zealand preschools have almost quadrupled in nine years - but lobbyists want more support to overcome persistent "sexism" in the sector.

Ministry of Education data shows that the number of male teachers in early childhood has jumped from 129 in 2005 to 494 at last count in 2014.

Editorial: The Unsuspecting Mentor

by Greg Lenn - Teacher at Prescott Public Schools
In my 27 years in the field of education, there is one responsibility for all teachers that has remained somewhat consistent throughout my career. It is the open acknowledgment that, in addition to ensuring that students learn the curricular content for any given grade level, there is also the role of creating a positive relationship with students.