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A math teacher's second year

Here's a link to a math teacher. You can read about his first year.

How will his second year go?

Find out by reading his blog.

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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