May, 2018

Editorial - The Power of the Profession

by Dr. Jill Klefstad - UW Stout
The frequent reports of gun shootings in communities and especially in schools, leave us in disbelief. The media’s portrayal of the scenes impacts our perceptions and attitudes about teaching. As a professor of early childhood education, this horrific news makes it challenging to teach an Introduction to Early Childhood course that is intended to welcome and convince students about the joys that come with teaching.

MenTeach E-News - April 2018

1) Scholarships for Minority Males in California
2) Virginia Education Association Symposium Highlights Need for More Male, Diverse Educators
3) We need to support more men to become primary teachers
4) Male teachers become rare breed in Korea
5) “Knights of the Kids’ Table” Men in Early Childhood Education conference in Winnipeg, Canada
6) F2MTC Project – $100 Stipend for Summer Bridge program for young men.
7) Nursery group in London launches action plan to recruit more men to work in the early years

Helping a young children deal with fear of men teachers

by George Yamamoto
I have always loved playing with young children, especially infants and toddlers. However, when I was younger I never envisioned myself as a teacher. Many years ago, my good friends unexpectedly had colicky twins and they really needed help. That changed my life. That experience unintentionally lead me into teaching. Now it is one of my biggest passions. It is a huge part of my family life.