Possible key to black boys' academic success: Hire black men as elementary school teacher

by Ted Gregory - Chicago Tribune
Near the end of his freshman year at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Ja’Waun Williams heard that a dean there had been a member of the fraternity Williams was pledging.

After bonding over their shared affection for Alpha Phi Alpha, Dean Alfred Tatum persuaded Williams to shift his academic focus. Instead of preparing to teach high school math, Tatum suggested, why not major in urban elementary education?

I’m one of the few male nursery teachers. There should be more of us

by Tim Cooke - The Guardian
A few years ago, when I started to seriously consider a career in teaching, the possibility of specialising in teaching the under-sixes didn’t even cross my mind. For me the choice was whether to train as a secondary English or primary school teacher.

Pre-to-3: Young black men explore a pathway to early-childhood education

by Linda Jacobson - Education Dive
Eric Horsley didn’t come from a family of educators, and he was the first in his family to walk across the stage to receive his high school diploma. But it hasn’t taken him long to pick up the language of the teaching profession.

Summer Bridge Program Cultivates Future Male Minority Elementary School Teachers

by Wyatt Samuelson - CSUN
There was a simple question asked to the room of eager students and mentors: “May I teach?”

The audience answered confidently: “Teach on.”

MenTeach E-News - June 2018

MenTeach E-News
June 2018

1) Scholarships for Minority Males in California
2) Helping a young children deal with fear of men teachers
3) A Class Debates the Importance of Having Male Teachers
4) Louisiana superintendent: More male teachers needed in classrooms
5) Report from the “KNIGHTS OF THE KIDS’ TABLE” Men in Early Childhood Education conference in Winnipeg, Canada
6) Community College to become new home for Troops to Teachers program in Florida
7) CSUN Accelerated Teacher Program Alum Wants to Serve as Role Model for Male Students
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