Editorials

A man starts a new job as Kindergarten teacher - #1

[MenTeach Note: We've asked a man who just finished his teaching program to write about his teaching job. We'll post each of his journal entries during the year. Post your comments here for him to read - and of course, wish him luck!]

Friday, August 11, 2006

Editorial: Great Britain aims for five-fold increase in Men Teachers

I read an article about the British government working to invest in increasing the number of men teachers.

There has been a growing movement in other countries to increase the number of men teaching.

We've reported this happening in New Zealand and Australia. (Do a search for "male teacher")

Editorial: Working Together to Recruit Men To Teach

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What would happen if every man that is currently teaching were to seek out any other man in his community that is also teaching? Either in early education, elementary school or high school?

More Male Teachers Needed

by Gayle - Parenting Teen Blog
Are your teen's teachers male or female? Does that question ever come up for you? Do you consider whether your student is getting good role models from both sexes?

Editorial: The Paradox of Male Teachers' Independence

I was thinking about a group of men that I met with a few months ago. They've been organizing and trying to meet as a group. It's slow going. Sometimes guys don't show up for the dinner or get-together, which can be challenging for the man that is organizing the activity.

What I've come to realize that for many men who teach, the quality or characteristic that helps them remain in the field, persistence and independence also causes them to not want to belong to a group. Paradoxical isn't it.

Editorial: How do we value working with children?

There's lots of talk about teaching and early education and how important it is. Yet, we don't see the resources put into teachers. Salaries still remain much lower for working with children then working with machines or a basketball.
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