MenTeach - New England Reception a Great Success!

MenTeach - New England reception and award ceremony.Dan & Dwayne at the awards ceremony.Dan & Dwayne at the awards ceremony.

Marcia Farris given Steve Shuman Award by MenTeach - New England

The Steering Committee of MenTeach - New England held an award party for Marcia Farris, Executive Director of the Massachusetts AEYC, where she received the Steve Shuman Award in Support of Men in Early Education and Care Award because of her work as an ally to men in the field and support of gender equality.

Male Teachers of Color Initiative Scholarships

by YNN staff
Local organizations united Thursday at The Leadership Academy for Young Men to support freshmen boys with dreams of becoming teachers.

Chase Bank funded the local organization, "Today's Students Tomorrow's Teachers," as they launched the Male Teacher of Color Initiative within the academy.

More men seeking 'manny' work due to lousy economy

by Kristin Kalning
Greg Carroll left his job as an executive chef in 2009, when  his boss asked him to slash his 500-person staff by half. Since then, Carroll has done some catering, some consulting and some cooking in private homes. But full-time work has proven elusive.

PRIDE is spreading in Florida

by Jackie Alexander -
When Juliun Kinsey recently volunteered as an instructor at Terwilliger Elementary School, the Santa Fe College graduate noticed something missing.

The children, he said, had few teachers who, like him, shared their skin color.

Project PRIDE will help increase number of minority & male teachers with $12.1 million

To help reduce the demographic disparity between students and teachers, Polk County Public Schools has partnered with the University of South Florida Polytechnic to actively recruit and provide scholarships to future male and minority school teachers. The $12.1 million funding comes from Race to the Top, a $4.35 billion U.S. Department of Education competition grant designed to spur innovation and reforms in state and local district K-12 education.

Smith Strives to Inspire On and Off the Basketball Court

by Lisa Johnson, WSU Media Relations
Senior Ben Smith traded his Wichita State basketball uniform and Nike sneakers for slacks and a necktie when he walked into a third grade classroom as "Mr. Smith" at OK Elementary School this fall.

A male teacher and his a one-room schoolhouse

By Kelly Puente - Press Telegram - California, USA
On a brisk Wednesday morning on Catalina Island, teacher David Morse starts the school day by raising the flag and ringing the brass bell.

A man teaching Kindergarten in Wisconsin

Rocco Marchionda is a bit of an oddity.

At a glance, his kindergarten classroom at Merrill Elementary School in Oshkosh looks like any other song-filled, activity-oriented room of 5- and 6-year olds.

The unusual part is Marchionda himself: He's a man. Teaching kindergarten.

Wanted: Black Male Teachers Across the Nation

It's a nationwide problem - the shortage of Black male teachers. Only two percent of the nation's nearly five million teachers are African American.

Falsely accused teacher struggles to cope

by CBCNews - Canada
A Quebec elementary school gym teacher says he is struggling to rebuild his life after having been falsely accused of sexual touching.

A rumour began circulating at Henri Fournier's school in February 2008 involving 19 girls between the ages of eight and 13 who accused him of inappropriately touching girls, sometimes in front of other students.

More men wanted for childcare jobs in Australia

by NewsMail
Trent Tootell may be the minority in his chosen career but he has made a difference in children’s lives.

Mr Tootell is completing a Diploma of Children’s Services while working at the Bundaberg’s City Y Childcare Centre.

Women generally dominate in his field, with men scarce in the childcare industry.

Man discovers passion for education, finds next career

by Sandy Wall - Craven Community College
You never know where you’re going to find your next career.

For Craven Community College student Cameron Bates, his discovery came when he began volunteering at a child-care center where his daughter was enrolled.

It was there that the 35-year-old married father of three discovered a love for working with children and mentoring them.

Now, with the help of Craven, Bates knows where he hopes to make a difference for his family and for his community.

Role as father prepared this teacher for the classroom

By Patrick B. Anderson - LaCross Tribune
Josh Shively embraced the role of stay-at-home dad without flinching at gender stereotypes.

Patience, drive and the desire to be a role model made him a good father.

Eight years later, the same characteristics helped him pursue a new career - a job with more of an impact than the retail position he quit when his first daughter was born.

Shively, 39, became a teacher.

Jon Hamm (TV Actor) Talks About The Lack Of Positive Male Role Models

by Lane Moore - Jezebel
Get ready to fall even more in love with Jon Hamm. Seriously. There are new levels of adoration for this man and we're about to discover them together.

Hamm was recently a speaker at the Rape Treatment Center benefit brunch in Beverly Hills where he spoke about his pre-Mad Men employment history — which we will refer to as phase one of your ever-deepening affection.

Male Call: Recruiting More Men to Teach Elementary School

by Tamar Snyder
Public schools are searching for a few good men -- male teachers, that is. Men accounted for less than one-fourth of all teachers in 2006, according to statistics released recently by the National Education Association (NEA), and there is little indication of that figure changing anytime soon.

Low Number of Male Teachers Affects Youth

by Chantee Lans - WFMY2
Education experts say that a lower salary and stereotypes are to blame for a shortage of male teachers across the Piedmont Triad.

Bill Budusky is a Pre-Kindergarten teacher at Hunter Elementary School in Greensboro.

Watch the video.

Budusky is one of only six male teachers out of 75.

The father of two said having male teachers in schools is important because they serve as positive role models for boys.

Kansas Ranks #1 (with 33.1%) For Most Male Teachers

[MenTeach: In 2010, K-12 schools in the United States average about 24% male staff in classrooms. If you want to see where your state ranks download this PDF file that comes from the National Education Association (NEA)]

Male teachers wary of hugging students

by Melody Gutierrez - Sacramento Bee
Kindergarten teacher Paul Ferreter knows he is putting his credential on the line each time he opens his arms to hug one of his students.

While more and more teachers, especially male educators, are putting up barriers to protect themselves from false allegations, Ferreter said he can't bring himself to forgo hugs. But his hugs have been modified. He calls them "sideways hugs."

5th grade teacher honored by President Obama

President Barack Obama is honoring a Boston Public Schools teacher as one of the nation’s best science teachers. Wai Chin Ng, a 5th grade teacher at Josiah Quincy Elementary School, is among the 85 educators from across the country, and just one of two here in Massachusetts, to receive the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

It's elementary, guys: Male teachers bring diversity to primary grades

By Erin Waldner - The Press-Enterprise
Kenny Hall has been a teacher for 13 years, all of them at the elementary school level.

The Yucaipa instructor has taught first, second and third grades and currently, kindergarten.

Male teachers Western Pennsylvania elementary classrooms

by Amy Crawford - Tribune-Review
Sixteen kindergarteners sat cross-legged on a rag rug, singing songs about the days of the week and the months of the year.

The classroom at Carnegie Elementary School in the Carlynton School District was furnished with the usual toys preferred by 5-year-olds -- trucks, blocks, a kitchen play-set, a miniature makeup table. There was a collection of books nearby, and a set of puzzles in cardboard boxes.

New JOURNAL OF MEN’S STUDIES - Men and Teaching: Good Intentions and Productive Tensions.

Davison, K.G. and Nelson, B.G. (2011). Men and Teaching: Good Intentions and Productive Tensions. Journal of Men's Studies, 19(2), 91-96.

A New Book about Boisterous, Vigorous, and Very Physical Play

"Big body play"--the sometimes rowdy, always very physical running, rolling, climbing, tagging, jumping, grabbing, and wrestling that most children love and many adults try to shut down--can and should be an integral part of every early childhood setting.

Call him Larry Poppins

by Katy Read - Star Tribune
Over the years, Sam Smith of Edina has had four different nannies: two female and two male. All other things being equal, the 10-year-old admitted that he'd rather have a guy.

Sam didn't say that just because his current nanny, 19-year-old Jared Monsebroten, was sitting right across the family-room table, on the other side of a neat stack of multiplication flash cards.

Pro football player spending the lockout as a substitute teacher

By Doug Farrar - Yahoo Sports
While some NFL players are spending the enforced offseason in workouts with their teammates and others (like Minnesota's Ray Edwards(notes) and Baltimore's Tom Zbikowski(notes)) are spending it in the boxing ring, third-year safety David Bruton(notes) of the Denver Broncos has set himself on a different path — he's spending the lockout as a substitute teacher at his old high school in Ohio, teaching social studies an

Malaysia: Gender equality for teachers

The Education Ministry will offer teacher training courses to an equal number of men and women, in an effort to ensure a balance of male and female teachers in future.

The intake will also comprise 40% trainees from the peninsula and another 30% each from Sabah and Sarawak.

"This way, the ministry can ensure that those from Sabah and Sarawak can be posted back to their home states while those from the peninsula work here.

Black male teachers scarce - but needed

by Mr.ChollyHudnall -
Tigrett Middle School eighth-grader Bobby Bond credits his fifth-grade teacher as the first to encourage him as a student.He was the first black man that I've had for a teacher," said Bond, 13, who is also black. "He always told me to do my best. He would sit and talk to me, and he mentored me."

Bond said he has a positive relationship with his eighth-grade science teacher, Ray Yancy, who is also black.

"He's a good example," Bond said. "He's encouraged me."

U.S. Colleges, Universities Step Up Recruitment With Looming Nationwide Teacher Shortage

by Amara Phillip - Diverse - Issues in Higher Education
With a third of the country's more than 3.4 million teachers expected to retire by 2013, many states may face a dwindling pool of qualified teachers in the near future. To address this potential shortage, many education programs are stepping up their recruitment efforts -- particularly in urban and underserved communities.

Educators say more men needed in childcare

by Tanisha Duverney - Senior Reporter
Males lack a significant role in childcare centres, said a Humber early childhood educator.

David Lockwood is the only male ECE professor at Humber. He said children need both female and male role models in their lives.
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