Reports

MenTeach – New England meets with Dr. Eli Newberger, MD

by Craig Simpson
MenTeach New England met for our Fall meeting in early October 2011 at Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA.

MenTeach E-News - September 2011

1) Men working with young children during disasters
2) Primary level teaching sees rise in male applicants
3) The Need for More Male Teachers
4) We're bucking trend on male teachers
5) Men & women organize and watch "Expect Male Involvement"
6) Men in early education Fall Meeting - MenTeach - New England
7) Lots of men in this New South Wales Program
8) African American male teacher shortage
9) University Sees More Men Applying to be Primary Teachers
10) Men's Stories: A brilliant, dignified teacher

Men & women organize and watch "Expect Male Involvement"

by Tom Coakley - USA
We showed the Expect Male Involvement video at Housatonic during the Week of the Young Child sponsored by the ECE Program at the college and the Fairfield County (CT) AEYC. About 50 people showed up, which was a smaller number than events held during that week in the last couple of years, but decent. There were 18 men in attendance which I thought was a huge success - virtually all of them were childcare workers or ECE students. The open discussion after the showing of the video was lively but supportive.

MenTeach E-News - August 2011

1) Life is Good: Playmakers in Haiti
2) Singapore: More men entering early education
3) Read some Men's Stories: Gene Brugger, Teacher a St. Rita School for the Deaf
4) Male teachers wary of hugging students
5) Thank you for my male teacher
6) Daddy Daycare Planned in New Zealand
7) The Need for More Men to Be Interested in Child Care Policy
8) Parents welcome men into childcare: 98% now happy to let them work in nurseries
9) Kansas Ranks #1 (with 33.1%) For Most Male Teachers
10) Continuing to go after his dream at 50 years old

MenTeach E-News - July 2011

1) Hiring male teachers in Washington, DC
2) Male teachers Western Pennsylvania elementary classrooms
3) It will soon rain men at kindergartens in China
4) It's elementary, guys: Male teachers bring diversity to primary grades
5) 5th grade teacher honored by President Obama
6) Aboriginal Men in Early Childhood Education about 25 percent
7) United Kingdom drive shows success bringing men into childcare
8) Guyana campaign announced to reverse male teacher shortage
9) Report from Canada

MenTeach E-News - June 2011

1) Pro football player spending the lockout as a substitute teacher
2) Council of European Union Recommends Increasing the Percentage of Male Teachers
3) New JOURNAL OF MEN'S STUDIES - Men and Teaching: Good Intentions and Productive Tensions.
4) Men in Early Childhood Education Report from Manitoba Canada
5) Do you need a job teaching? Hiring male teacher
6) Middle-Class African-American Male Teachers Teaching
7) Students wants to know whether male teachers should get bonuses
8) Male Teachers in Malta

Men in Early Childhood Education Report from Manitoba Canada

Yesterday marked the date of our last MECE meeting for this school year. Adam Manicom (my partner in leading this group) and I were thrilled to host the meeting of a small but enthusiastic group.

MenTeach E-News - May 2011

1) The Missing Male Teacher
2) A visit to hands on male involvement in Hawai'i
3) U.S. Colleges, Universities Step Up Recruitment With Looming Nationwide Teacher Shortage
4) Free Graduate Teacher Training Program
5) Black male teachers scarce - but needed
6) Malaysia: Gender equality for teachers
7) Grand Bahamas male teachers take part in one-day seminar
8) Videos of Male Teachers from all over the World
9) New Book About Male Teachers: Go Where You Belong
10) Dear Mr. Matt - A father and male teacher's letter to another male teacher

MenTeach E-News - March 2011

1) Do we need more male teachers?
2) A Few More Few Good Men in New Zealand
3) Mr. "Magg" talks about Washington Post blog
4) Florida school encouraging more black men to become teachers
5) University program aims to attract more African-American males to teaching
6) The latest percentage of male teachers in the United States
7) One man's struggles to be a teacher
8) Special Report: Men Teaching in Canada
9) A male teacher refuses to leave teaching
10) A Success! 5th Annual Summit of EC-MENZ in New Zealand

MenTeach E-News - February 2011

1) The End of the Male Teacher: Seniority Rules
2) Gaming to re-engage boys in learning
3) Male Teachers Get Top Marks: Children have a better perception of male teachers
4) Teacher list discriminates against men in Greece
5) Spike Lee: Black Male Teachers Needed to Teach
6) Maryland Looks To Recruit More Black Men As Teachers
7) New calls to end discrimination against male childcarers
8) American Federation of Teacher Early Educator
9) Scottish project recruits young men to work in childcare

MenTeach E-News - January 2011

1) Websites about male teachers in Germany and Europe
2) Men in Early Childhood Education in Austria
3) Mentoring programs in Dallas schools aim to give boost to young black males
4) A few good men: Male elementary teachers in Georgia
5) From a Criminology degree to Early Childhood Education
6) Successful Black Male Teachers
7) Men teaching in Asian countries
8) 2 male teachers sue School District, claim gender-bias
9) Morehouse College wants more Black male teachers in American classrooms
10) 5th Annual Summit of EC-MENZ in New Zealand

MenTeach E-News - December 2010

1) Good for the goose, why not the gander? Irish men caring for young children
2) Vietnamese male kindergarten teacher one of a kind
3) Male teacher 'really humbled' by $25,000 national award
4) New Leaders for New Schools - Chicago
5) Pupils make more effort with male teachers as they are seen as 'more fair'
6) Math educator recognized for excellence
7) Men's work in the United Kingdom
8) First male teacher graduated with Growing Our Own Teachers in Hawaiian program
9) Male primary teacher numbers in Wales

MenTeach E-News - November 2010

1) Male teachers in Canada primary grades
2) Male teachers express importance of their presence
3) Vietnam: Lack of male teachers reinforces stereotypes
4) Lack of male primary teachers sparks concerns in United Kingdom
5) Kindergarten teacher receives Award in Canada
6) Looking for male role models in Australia
7) Where have South Australia's male teachers gone?
8) New Jersey schools are looking for quite a few good men
9) Good for the goose, why not the gander? Irish men caring for young children

MenTeach E-News - October 2010

1) Male teacher numbers decline in parts of Australia
2) 'The Pied Piper' of kindergarten
3) New report looks at male teachers in primary-junior grades
4) Teacher Martin Martinez 'humbled' by $25,000 Milken Educator Award
5) Mentoring jobs in New York City, Boston, Baltimore, & Charlotte
6) Schools need best, diverse teachers
7) Barring Male Educators: Safety Concern, Fear-Mongering, Or Discrimination?
8) Free Tuition and Board for Trainee Male Kindergarten Teachers in China

New report looks at male teachers in primary-junior grades

Nipissing University Schulich School of Education professors Dr. Douglas Gosse and Dr. Mike Parr have released a new report that discusses the importance of, and the barriers faced by, male teachers in the primary/junior classrooms in Ontario.

MenTeach E-News - September 2010

1) Malaysian Ministry to recruit more male teachers
2) Some education jobs pay women more
3) The Daddy Day Carers
4) Fall Meeting of New England MenTeach
5) Kindergarten male nanny in China - watch the english video news report
6) Principal successfully recruits black male teachers
7) It's elementary, guys: Male teachers bring diversity to primary grades
8) Male teacher finds niche in kindergarten class
9) Apply for a National Child Care Teacher Award
10) Conferences - A chance to meet


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MenTeach - E-News - August 2010

1) Malaysian Ministry to recruit more male teachers
2) Some education jobs pay women more
3) What do parents think about male teachers?
4) African-American male teachers are a missing ingredient
5) A good Kindergarten teacher is worth $320,000 a year
6) Where the Guys Aren't: Addressing the Lack of Gender Diversity in the Early Education Profession
7) No male teachers at nearly 100 primary schools
8) Council looking at ways to boost 'role models' for primary pupils
9) Department of Education Secretary Duncan wants more men teachers

MenTeach - E-News - June 2010

1) Men in your teacher preparation program: five strategies to recruit & retain them
2) Male teachers in Western Pennsylvania elementary classrooms
3) Stephen Colbert suggests men work in child care
4) Men in Child Care has trained over 1,300 men
5) Understanding the role of male elementary school teachers
6) Schools need best, diverse teachers
7) Barring Male Educators: Safety Concern, Fear-Mongering, Or Discrimination?
8) Free Tuition and Board for Trainee Male Kindergarten Teachers in China

MenTeach E-News - May 2010

MenTeach E-News
May 2010


1) Men in your teacher preparation program: five strategies to recruit & retain them
2) Survey of male early childhood and elementary teachers (PK-5)
3) Literacy project offers scholarship money to put men in classrooms
4) 90% of Korean Teachers Back Quota for Male Teachers
5) Male teachers in the Philippines
6) Married to a man teaching in early childhood
7) Male teacher sessions aim to cut severe shortage of positive male role models
8) Male teacher makes a difference in West Indies

MenTeach - E-News - April 2010

MenTeach E-News
April 2010

1) Schools Employ Bouncers Instead of Teachers
2) Number of male primary school teachers rising
3) Real men teach kids
4) Male elementary teacher candidates: Initial career choice
5) MenTeach - New England (Men in Education Network) honors teacher
6) Fatherless boys have significantly higher feelings of self worth with male teacher
7) Teenager urges men to try out the world of childcare
8) Record numbers of men are training to be primary school teachers

MenTeach E-News - March 2010

MenTeach E-News
March 2010

1) Radio Interview: Fear of Men In Early Childhood Education
2) New Zealand Teacher calls for more men to join the profession
3) 50% rise in men applying to be primary teachers
4) Canada: Bridging daycare's gender divide
5) In search of black male teachers
6) Men wanted - because teaching isn't just women's work
7) Program aims to channel more black males into teaching
8) See a video: Primary schools seek male teachers
9) Men's Stories: From Japan to New Zealand

MenTeach - New England (Men in Education Network) honors James St. Clair

Jim St. Clair is being awarded the second Steve Shuman Award in support of Men in early education and care for his longtime commitment in the field of Early Education and Care.

MenTeach E-News - February 2010

1) It's important to challenge ALL gender bias
2) More men turn hand to teaching
3) Role male teachers have in lives of children with absent fathers
4) Can bankers make the grade as teachers?
5) Fear and Anti-Male Discrimination in the Classroom
6) Teacher quit corporate job to make difference
7) More men teachers: Back to class for men in Australia
8) Simply Teaching - One man's teaching journey
9) Call for Papers: 'Male Teachers, Masculinities, and the Teaching Profession'
10) MenTeach on national New Zealand Television

Great conference in New Zealand

I spent this last week attending a great conference in New Zealand coordinated by the ECE Men in NZ.

David Elkind to speak at MenTeach - New England - USA

David Elkind will attend our MenTeach-New England reception at the MassAEYC conference March 26 in Westford. He is a longtime professor at Tufts University and well known author of the Hurried Child and other books. He is past president of NAEYC as well.

The reception is Friday March 26, 2010 - 5PM to 7PM.

MenTeach - E-News - January 2010

MenTeach E-News
January 2010

1) Teacher of Year blends lessons together
2) Reader's Comments about why so few male teachers
3) Coming soon! 4th Men in Early Childhood Education Summit 2010 in New Zealand
4) Career changers wanting to going into teaching
5) John Suur: A caring man to the rescue!
6) School is hiring male teachers
7) Florida College creates $300,000 minority teacher program
8) Things happening in Manitoba, Canada with men teaching
9) New Teaching Men site in Australia

Future plans in Manitoba Canada

Ron Blatz - Manitoba Canada
I am pleased to announce that the local Manitoba Chapter of MECE (Men in Early Childhood Education) now has a leadership team. A special thanks and welcome to Adam Manicom from Assiniboine Castle Day Care who has graciously offered to help me organize our local meetings and guide the direction of the group. If you need to connect with Adam please e-mail him at adammanicom@hotmail.com .

MenTeach - E-News - December 2009

1) Boys look to male teachers for guidance
2) Another man teaching even younger children in Vietnam
3) 4th Men in Early Childhood Education Summit 2010 in New Zealand
4) Would you hire a male nanny? [Correction]
5) Students doing research: Title IX and men in teaching
6) Can men really work with toddlers?
7) Men - please complete the survey and questionnaire
8) What Do Teachers Think about Men in the Lives of Children?
9) Ideas for Workshop?
10) Resources - Financial support - find money to go to be a teacher

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MenTeach - E-News - November 2009

1) Men teaching in Vietnam
2) What's happening with men in child care in California, USA
3) See the largest bibliography about male teachers!
4) More films about male teachers
5) Would you hire a male nanny?
6) $38,000 for Troops to become teachers
7) Male Teachers in Korea
8) Seeking manuscripts for Journal of Men's Studies
9) Female teachers talk more than male teachers
10) International Networks for men in early care and education

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What's happening with men in child care in California, USA

by Gregory Uba - Men in Child Care CAEYC
In California, we have been working to increase the participation of men in early care and education. The California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC) has for several years now, had a committee on Men In Child Care. I am the current chair of this committee.
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