December, 2017

German elementary schools 'rent' male teachers

The Rent a Teacherman program aims to put more men in elementary schools. It's about time: In the state of Bremen, where the project is based, more than 20 percent of elementary schools don't have a single male teacher.

For many German children, seeing a male teacher during their first four years of schools is an extraordinary experience.

2017 NAEYC M.E.N. Interest National Awards

2017 NAEYC M.E.N. Interest Forum Champion for Men and Children Award

Editorial: Leadership – A Males Perspective

by Dylan Lubs - UW Stout
I come from a family of 5, that includes my parents and a younger brother and sister, each of us 4 to 5 years apart. Growing up, I helped my siblings gain skills and knowledge that I acquired from my own experiences. These included riding a bike, reading a book, training for a sport and aspects of becoming a leader.

How to recruit black, male teachers and why it’s important

Michigan Radio
The teaching profession in America remains largely white and female. That means young African American males can go through school without ever seeing a teacher who looks like them.

Not only can this mean a lack of black role models, but it also means teaching doesn’t get held up as a profession that’s desirable for black men to pursue.

New York City continues to seek men of color to teach in schools

By Lindsey Christ - NY1 - News - New York
Dexter Hannibal is a first-year teacher at Brooklyn Democracy Academy, a high school in Brownsville for students who've fallen behind. Sixty percent are boys of color.

"It's important for them to be able to see someone who looks like them and maybe has some of the shared life experiences they've had," Hannibal said. "For most of my students, they are immigrants and come from immigrant backgrounds. I'm also an immigrant, so I had to learn the history the way they are learning the history."

MenTeach E-News - December 2017

MenTeach E-News
December 2017

1) 'Young Black Men [Should] See Black Men in Front of Them' -- This Detroit Teacher
2) Why we need more men to become primary teachers in the United Kingdom
3) Being a male teacher was my dream - until I was falsely accused
4) Male teacher shortage leaving Australian boys without role models
5) "Knights of the Kids' Table" Men in Early Childhood Education conference in Winnipeg, Canada
6) German elementary schools 'rent' male teachers
7) 2017 NAEYC M.E.N. Interest National Awards

What it's like to be one of the few black teachers in Wales

By Abbie Wightwick - Wales Online
Four decades after getting its first black head teacher Wales is now thought to have none.

And across the country just 59 of our 36,182 teachers are black.

Figures from the Education Workforce Council show none of Wales’ 1,458 head teachers identify as black and just five are Asian, British Asian, or mixed race.

Australian childcare worker changing attitudes about male educators

by Agron Latifi - Illawarra Mercury
Blake Stewart is slowly starting to shift perceptions about men working in childcare.

In the process the 24-year-old has become a positive role model for many children from St Luke's Preschool in Dapto.

But it hasn't been easy for Mr Stewart, who received a bit of backlash from parents and other workers at the start of his career.