Articles

Mannies Are the New Mary Poppins

By Michael Y. Park - Fox.com News
Britney Spears may not be setting the pop music tempo for the world right now, but Mama Federline's influence is being felt in at least one way: the sudden craze for mannies. Male nannies, that is.

How to become a certified teacher

MenTeach has been in correspondence with an organization helping people get their teacher certification. Here's what they've told me:

Earn Your Passport to Teaching

A Respected, Efficient and Cost Effective Route to Becoming a Fully Certified Teacher

Gentle Men and Strong Women - Avoiding the Male Teacher Trap

by Ronit Baras - Family Matters
In her article More male teachers needed, Gayle wrote about the reasons male teachers are needed in the education system. She expressed it from a mother's point of view and described how beneficial it is for children to have male figures in their life, especially in a society where many kids do not live with mum and dad in the same house.

Needed in class: a few good men

By Jodi Helmer - The Christian Science Monitor
Lowly status, poor pay, and fear of lawsuits are pushing the numbers of male teachers in US classrooms to an all-time low.

Tips for male teachers - A forum discussion

Discussion at A to Z Teacher's Stuff - another site's forum
I am going back to school to get an elementary teaching certificate. I currently work in accounting and have a business degree but through years of volunteer work with Junior Achivement feel that teaching is my calling. I found a great accelerated program and looking forward to changing to a more rewarding career. I know male elementary teachers are rare and my advisor has told me I will have no problem getting a job if I come out of the program with the needed skills and great portfolio.
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