October, 2017

Few in number, male teachers play big role

By Allen Laman - The Herald
Dubois County doesn’t have many male elementary school teachers — a reality that is common throughout the country.

MenTeach E-News - September 2017

MenTeach E-News
September 2017

1) Male teachers still the minority in Western Australian schools
2) Defying assumptions but teaching with passion in India
3) The Repercussions of the Black Teacher Shortage
4) Concern for vulnerable children as proportion of male teachers drops in Australia
5) Commentary: What boys need in the classroom — a few good men
6) Teacher's Day: Sir is not in class in India
7) 2016 Winners of the NAEYC M.E.N. Interest Forum Awards

Best of the Mess from Oct. 6, 1977 - First experience important to new kindergarten teacher

Mille Lacs Messanger - Minnesota
It’s elementary, my dear

Gene Hanson was the new kindergarten teacher at Onamia Elementary, circa 1977.

There’s a new kindergarten teacher at Onamia Elementary. His name is Gene Hanson, and he’s very enthused about his new job.

2nd Annual NorCal Men and Child Care Conference “Advocacy to Action”

MenTeach will be a featured speaker at this conference.

Wayne State University's Morris Hood Scholars Program making inroads

by Carolyn Clifford - WXYZ
By 2024 students of color are expected to make up 56 percent of the student population but when you look in front of the classroom the majority - 82 percent - of the teachers and principals are white.

However, a program at Wayne State University is on a mission to change that picture.

No matter who you talk to the conclusion is the same, diversity in the classroom is a benefit to all students, especially when it comes to crushing negative stereotypes.

Student Looking for a Speaker to Visit His Student Club

Hello, My name is Justin Buntemeyer.

I'm currently attending Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA. I'm pursuing a masters degree in education with a goal of being an elementary school teacher one day.

There’s a Stigma Around Men Teaching Young Kids. Here’s How We Change It

By Aaron Loewenberg - Slate.com
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect as I dressed in khaki pants and a polo shirt and prepared to attend my first day of orientation as a pre-K teacher of 3- and 4-year-olds. I walked through the school doors for the first time, taken aback by the miniature size of the furniture I saw as I peeked into an empty classroom. I wasn’t the only one in for a surprise.

Letter: My time as a male educator

by Warren Thomas - Daily Republic Letters to the Editor
To the Editor:

Recently, The Daily Republic listed Bobby Reindl as one of two current Longfellow male elementary teachers. The pie graph showed that there are four other lower-level men in the district.

Males breaking into the female elementary instructors' domain has been going on in Mitchell for quite some time — 67 years in fact. I was the unknowing pioneer the summer of 1950 when Superintendent Lloyd Uecker hired me to teacher Longfellow sixth grade. I can remember most of those 28 students.

Black male teachers are vital

By Terrence Martin - Michigan Chronicle
African-American boys make up a significant percentage of Detroit Public Schools Community District’s student enrollment but large numbers of them aren’t taught by black men.

Does that fact deny them the opportunity to be academically successful?

Not necessarily but a recent study suggests that when black men teach black boys the student has a greater opportunity to be successful.

Editorial: Men - Adopt a School

Andrew Gille - UW-Stout Men in Education
I am a junior at UW-Stout and I am from Plum City, Wisconsin. Plum City is a small town southwest of Menomonie and has less than 600 residents. I have two siblings; an older brother who is a Physical Education teacher and a sister who is in her senior year at UW-La Crosse.