November, 2019

A message from a black male teacher: Don’t make educators like me the default disciplinarians

by Rann Miller - Chalkbeat.org
My first day in the classroom is one I’ll never forget. I was given a room of curious sophomore students — 43 of them.

I could feel the lump in my throat and every drop of sweat on my body. I was used to public speaking, and I felt good about what I would be teaching. But in that moment before the first bell rang, I actually thought about walking out.

Principal loves teaching pre-schoolers, takes lead in skills upgrade with pursuit of master's

by Goh Yan Han - Singapore - The Straits Times
When he first started teaching at a pre-school, even the parents of the children enrolled there were curious as to why a man would take up the job.

"Some of them would ask me 'Men can join this job?' or 'Why didn't you teach primary school instead?'" said Mr Mohammad Aizat Hashim, 31, who is now a principal, at Mosaic Kindergarten.

How Patrick Harris Found Healing In The Classroom

by Michael Tomlin-Crutchfield - National Urban League
On a late Thursday afternoon, 5th grade teacher Patrick Harris closes out his day planning lessons for the coming week and helping his students find their friends throughout the building.

Rather than being disturbed by the occasional shouts from students during our conversation, he met them with a smile as he paused to reflect on his path into the classroom.

When Race is the Primary Job Qualification for Teachers

By Drego Little - Education Next
A few years ago, I met with two program directors. One worked for a well-respected education nonprofit, the other for a local public-school district. They had each recently released employees for poor job performance. Both of the released employees were people of color. When I asked the directors what they had covered in the job interviews with these employees, the directors told me they had asked the job seekers for their story.

Gender Balance - European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA)

For some years now, researchers from several countries have formed an international network on the issue of men, women and gender balance in the ECEC work force. Since 2010, members of the network organised research symposia on the annual conferences of EECERA. 2012, the network initiated a Special Interest Group within EECERA.

Australian man speaks about his aim to see more men working in ECEC

by Freya Lucas - The Sector - Australia
Australia's ECEC sector is dominated by female employees with statistics from the Australian Government revealing that less than 3 per cent of all employees in the sector are male.

MenTeach E-News - November 2019

MenTeach E-News
November 2019

1) Bowie State program looks to draw more black men to education careers
2) Black Male Educators and the Lack of Diversity in Classrooms
3) Former basketball standout is different role model now, first black man to win state's early education honor
4) A message from a black male teacher: Don't make educators like me the default disciplinarians
5) Scholarships for Minority Males in California
6) Principal loves teaching pre-schoolers, takes lead in skills upgrade with pursuit of master's