December, 2018

Study reports how race matters in the classroom

by Ty Tagami - Atlanta Journal Constitution
Race matters in the classroom, with black students who are exposed to a black teacher doing better in school, a new research report says.

More diversity called for in New Zealand's classrooms - but it's not everything

by Christina Persico - NZ Stuff
Sean Dillon is a Pākeha male - but he's in the minority.

He is a school teacher - a field where three-quarters of the population are female.

New Zealand has 55,020 registered teachers, as at April 2017 - 40,819 of these are women. That is almost three times the 14,201 male teachers educating our children.

Editorial: I am a man and I want to work with children.

Stephen McKinney - North Carolina State University
As I enter my final semester of the Elementary Education MAT program at NC State University, I have found myself reflecting upon my experience and seeking to understand my journey as a man entering the field of EE.  I think back to the beginning – to when I was first deciding if teaching was right for me – to when I read this article that ultimately pushed me to go for it.  

For the first time in history the percentage of men in child care increases to highest level

MenTeach.org
(MINNEAPOLIS) – MenTeach has announced for the first time in United States history, the percentage of men working in child care has increased to 6.3%. Since the 1970s the percentages have ranged from 2.1% to 5.9% but has only been above the 6% threshold once in 1975 at 6.2% (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Editorial: Men Students Experiencing the NAEYC 2018 Conference in Washington DC

by Dr. Jill Klefstad - UW Stout
Last month I had the privilege of presenting at the NAEYC conference in Washington D. C. What was even more of an honor and thrill was that I took two of our male students, Dylan and Andrew, to the conference. Together we presented our research about the dispositions men use to engage children in learning.

Letter: Thank you for the 2018 NAEYC Award

Dr. Valora Washington - Council for Professional Recognition
To the members of the NAEYC Men in Education Network (M.E.N.):

I’d like to send out a heartfelt Thank You to all of you for honoring me on Nov. 16 with this year’s Champion for Men and Children Award.

It is a profound honor and privilege to know many of you  and to have worked with you over the years.

It is especially gratifying that it came from a group of people that I admire so much for all of the hard work that you do in the early childhood education field.

England: Why it’s hard being a male primary teacher

By Adam Black - TES
Men in primary schools put up with unfair comments about their health, appearance and career progress, says this teacher.

MenTeach E-News - January 2019

MenTeach E-News
January 2019

1) For the first time in history the percentage of men in child care increases to highest level
2) Study: Male Teachers Are More Likely to Leave a School With a Female Principal
3) Study reports how race matters in the classroom
4) More diversity called for in New Zealand's classrooms - but it's not everything
5) Scholarships for Minority Males in California
6) MenTeach January Meeting: Men in Early Childhood Education in Boston
7) England: Why it’s hard being a male primary teacher

Scotland: Course launched in Moray to encourage men to consider career in childcare

by David Mackay - The Press and Journal - Scotland
A course is being launched in the north of Scotland specifically aimed at encouraging men to consider a career in childcare.

Now Moray College UHI in Elgin has teamed up with the council to provide a course to meet the surge in demand.

It is hoped that the initiative will tap into people considering a change in career and parents who want to return to work.