Letters

Teacher Facing a False Allegation of Abuse

Anonymous
A female and male student, both 6th graders in my class room, teamed up to falsely accuse me, a 12 year veteran, second career male teacher. Both claimed inappropriate touching. The boy wanted to get out of after school tutoring. The girl, frequently off task and written up more than once, wanted to retaliate, and she was jealous of her cousins.

Help with a conference presentation

"I am presenting in a couple weeks at our state conference and my topic is "Open forum: Understanding the Male ECE Teacher." I am hoping to get  a lot of questions and discussion to help create future presentations.

Organizing Men in Early Childhood Education in Illinois

by Mark Obuchowski - Illinois
Things have been somewhat slow recruiting men in ECE for me the past two years. My energies have been required to be focused in other directions because of the roll out and now IL Dept. of Children and Family Services mandate of the Gateways Registry (all DCFS licensed providers must now be Registry members) and Illinois receipt of phase II of the Early Childhood Challenge/Race to The Top federal grant. Both of these initiatives have required significant outreach efforts which is my main work at INCCRRA.

Male Teachers wanted to hire to teach

by Aisha Lloyd - George Jackson Academy
Overview

Military retiree wants to teach

I am a military retiree and corporate training professional for 12 years. My major was workforce education and development but I am about 12 credits short of my degree.

As an African American male I have volunteered to go into the schools and be a role model but I have an interest in possibly doing it full time. Are there any programs to assist me in transitioning into this very important role?

Fathers who teach - Study Opportunity

Study Opportunity: Justin Hendricks, a graduate student at the University of Florida, is looking to recruit fathers who teach in order to understand how men's teaching experience benefits their children. Participation involves a 2 hour video or voice call and participants will receive $25 for their participation.

Contact Justin by email at justinhendricks@ufl.edu or by phone (352) 577-2885

Father-to-be wants to teach

[MenTeach: You can read more about Jonathan and his work as a teacher AND appearance on Good Morning America here.]

I am currently working as an Employment Consultant for the College for Technical Education in Lexington, Ky. I work with the Early Childhood Education department to recruit and career place students once they receive their CDA.

Question: Should I transport a child alone in my car?

[MenTeach: We receive e-mails from readers about issues that they are facing. Can anyone provide him with advice? We've removed any identifying information to protect his privacy.]

I am a male para-educator, and I currently work for the X County Public School District, in [a state in the United States], assisting developmentally disabled young post high school students in becoming more independent as young adults.

TV Show interviewing male teachers

I am the producer and host of the TV show for parents and teachers, CREATING COOPERATIVE KIDS.  Last month I did a segment on the importance of more men in education and I interviewed two members of our local MenTeach organization. If it's possible, I would love to have you share the Youtube clip of that segment in your newsletter.  My show airs on over 200 community access channels from ME to CA, including New Zealand and South Africa. 

Dissertation completed - The perceptions and pressures experienced by male primary elementary teachers...

Dr. Darin William Siefert
[MenTeach: There is more and more research being completed about men teachers. Here's one e-mail from a principal who completed his doctoral work.]

I just wanted to update you.

Last December I completed my doctoral work. I had written you a few years ago regarding it. I found your organization and website to be a great resource.

Gender equity for men in Maine

My name is Barbara Barth and I wear a couple of hats at Central Maine Community College (CMCC) in Auburn, Maine. I'm an adjunct faculty member (economics), a part-time advisor (for General Studies students and student athletes) and the part-time Gender Equity Coordinator. In addition, I am an ordained Episcopal clergy who works in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine as a supply pastor/priest.

Can older males get hired as a teacher?

[MenTeach: We receive many letters from men writing about their job searches. Has this been your experience looking for a teaching job? Are older men being hired?]

Student needs help with paper

I am writing a research paper for my English 102 class at Edinboro University and we have to write on a topic were there might be a gap in the knowledge for it. I am a pretty large male and some people from my hometown recommended to me that i dont go in early childhood because i might not get hired due to my intimidating size. I was wondering if you have ever heard of this and knew of any research on it.

Thank you,
Michael Miller

[MenTeach Response]

Hi Michael,

Great topic.

Research project: Black male elementary school teachers

Black male elementary school teachers are wanted to take part in a qualitative study about the reasons Black men from the Hip-Hop generation (born 1965-1984) become elementary school teachers.

Please contact Dawn Hicks Tafari via phone at 410.615.9795 or E-mail at dntafari@uncg.edu if you are interested.

Please spread the word to those fit the criteria.

Thank you!

Hiring male teachers in New York City area


Greetings,

We are currently placing Certified Teachers in our after school programs to work with children in the New York City area (Bronx/Manhattan/Brooklyn/Queens).

Please be so kind to post the attached job description so that your students, friends, relatives and associates may apply and provide our scholars with an amazing afterschool experience.

Research about male teachers wanted

by David Brody - Efrata Teachers College
A researcher, David Brody, is currently writing a book about male preschool teachers in different societies. He is looking for a male teacher in the Detroit or Ann Arbor and Portland, Oregon area. If you live there and would be interested in participating in this important study, or if you know of someone who fits the bill, please contact David at: davidb55@gmail.com

You can see his previous research here.

Two articles about Men in Education: World Forum in Hawaii & NAEYC

by Don Piburn - World Forum Men in Early Childhood Education (MECE)
Our World Forum Men in Early Childhood Education logo and webpage address is featured rather prominently in the latest issue of Exchange.

Men in early education Fall Meeting - MenTeach - New England

Men in early education Fall Meeting

Saturday, October 1, 2011
9:30AM- 3:30 PM


All Men and Women working with young children are invited to share resources, information, and stories.

Dr. Eli Newberger, author of Men They Will Become will join us to talk about his work on boys.

Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, MA

Men working with young children during disasters

by John Surr
[MenTeach: John Suur has been volunteering to offer child care services after diasters for many years. He is an attorney who retired from working at the World Bank and has worked with Toddlers for many years in his "retirement."]

Previous stories:

Hurricaine in 2005


A caring man to the rescue!

Continuing to go after his dream at 50 years old

Dear Mr. Nelson,
You may or may not remember me, but I graduated this past May from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Elementary Education. At one point during college I did a research paper on the shortage of male teachers and I sent you a series of interview questions that was part of my paper along with other resources I received from MenTeach.

Thank you for my male teacher

Art Worledge - Yuba City
I'm sure that many people can talk about one of those special teachers. Our son had just such a teacher, and his name was Michael Moores at Yuba City High School.

Well, the school I attended was Arboga grammar school. I had reached the seventh grade and there were three of us who felt rather big and we were a bit unruly.

The principal, Gertrude Cable, decided to bring in a male teacher to bring our class under control. In came Mr. George Smith.

Playmakers in Haiti

Ron Blatz, Director Discovery Center
[MenTeach: If you watch the video you'll see many young men involved in play. For many men, play is a great place to get involved in children's lives and can serve as a great recruiting program for men to become teachers.]

Hiring male teachers in Washington, DC

Are you interested in relocating to DC to serve on a teaching team at the University of the District of Columbia's Early Childhood Lab School?

I have recently been given the responsibility to transform our child development center into a lab school.

Help with research about Middle-Class African-American Male Teachers Teaching Low-Income African-American Students

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I am searching for participants for a research project focused on the experience of African-American men teaching in urban schools with a large population of African-American students from a low-income socioeconomic background. Involvement includes completion of short questionnaire and a face-to-face interview or virtual interview via Skype which will take approximately 60 minutes. If you know any teachers who might be a fit, kindly forward this email to them.  Willing participants need only to follow the link below to complete the questionnaire.

Do you need a job teaching? Hiring male teacher

Hello!
I am an Elementary School teacher at a charter school in Newark, NJ. We have a significant population of male students who are in need of quality male teacher/role models. We are currently recruiting K-5 certified teachers for the 2011-2012 school year.

Does your organization have any partnerships in the NJ/NY area that you could put me in contact with to post our vacancies? Do you provide job location services? I'd greatly appreciate any assistance you could give me.

Nicole Warren - sakanie@gmail.com

Student wants to know whether male teachers should get bonuses

[MenTeach: We receive numerous inquiries from students that have assignments for their classes. Here is one example that asks an interesting question. What do you think? I've included my reply.]

Thank you Mr. Matt

by George Yamamoto
Dear Mr. Matt,

Free Graduate Teacher Training Program

My name is Yvette Dalton-McCoy and I am the Associate Director of Graduate Diversity Programs at Tufts University located in the Boston Metro area. Attached you will see a flyer for our "Biannual Prospective Graduate Student Days".

One man's struggles to be a teacher

Anonymous Letter
Since I wrote that e-mail to you, I have succeeded in getting placed on the substitute teacher list for the X Unified School District. This did not happen easily.

I applied last fall, even getting the fingerprinting done, and though they added many substitutes to their list in December, I was not one of them. I enlisted the aid of several teachers I knew in the District to call on my behalf and request that I be added to the sub list. I pestered the HR office with repeated calls. All of this was to no avail.

Apply for a National Child Care Teacher Award

The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation is calling for submissions for the Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's TYLENOL(R) National Child Care Teacher Awards.
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