2016 Winners of the NAEYC M.E.N. Interest Forum Awards

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Men in Education Network (M.E.N.) Interest Forum gives out two awards each year at the national conference. The first is the Champion for Men and Children Award which goes to a man, woman or organization that has made significant contribution to furthering our efforts to increase the number of men working with children. The recipient does not work directly with children.

MenTeach E-News - August 2017

MenTeach E-News
August 2017

1) Why young Latino men don't think of becoming teachers
2) Chinese government offers free training to men who want to be preschool teachers
3) Male teacher shortage affects boys who need role models
4) A Scholarship for African American Men - Mwalimu Men
5) A New Orleans summer teaching fellowship is wooing young black teachers
6) Universities aim to increase Emirati interest in teaching programmes
7) AACTE Members, Partners Discuss Efforts to Bring Men of Color Into Teaching Profession on Radio Show

Retiring after years of Early Childhood Service in San Diego School District

by Craig Simpson - New England
Rodney West, co-facilitator, for the NAEYC Men's Interest Forum, retired as teacher and administrator in the San Diego School District. He was among those Educators in the African American community honored with a citation from the house and senate of California.

MenTeach E-News - July 2017

MenTeach E-News
July 2017

1) In D.C., Bringing Male Teachers Of Color To The Preschool Classroom
2) Male nurses? Female firefighters? Yes, as career boundaries erode.
3) Plans in place to attract more men to the classroom in Australia
4) Increasing diversity in teaching is the aim of university in Washington
5) Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute Graduates 151 Teachers - almost all men
6) Male early childhood teachers almost quadruple in New Zealand - but lobbyists point to continued 'sexism'

MenTeach E-News - June 2017

MenTeach E-News
June 2016

1) Black men teachers inspiring hope
2) Male Teacher Initiative - Today's Students, Tomorrow's teachers
3) Here's what male teachers of color want their districts to know about them
4) Go Teach, Young Man: Tweaking Risk and Reward to Recruit Male Teachers
5) Alberta, Canada facing shortage of male teachers in rural areas
6) Boston University professor Travis Bristol studies hiring, retention of teachers of color
7) Men in our classrooms in New Zealand

MenTeach E-News - May 2017

MenTeach E-News
May 2016

1) New Zealand Men hope to encourage more males into early childhood roles
2) Seeking to reverse lack of black male teachers in Detroit
3) This Letter A Fifth Grader Wrote To His Teacher Proves How Important It Is To Have Black Men In Classrooms
4) Will More Minority Teachers Close Connecticut's Achievement Gap?
5) Oregon growing its own teachers
6) Japan: Three times as many male teachers
7) Life as the lone male teacher at Rail Ranch Elementary in Murrieta

MenTeach E-News - March 2017

MenTeach E-News
March 2016

1) Southern University to increase underrepresented male teachers
2) Caring for Black Male Students Requires More Than Good Intentions, According to Education Study
3) Male teacher adds ties to school's male achievement lessons
4) Japan: Should male childcare workers' roles be limited?
5) How storytelling is giving voice to a small part of the early childhood workforce — men
6) An all-male Buffalo Public School to address differences in learning? It's being considered

MenTeach - New England Awards

by Craig Simpson - New England
We have given this year's Steve Shuman award to Jeff Robbins at the MassAEYC Rex excellence in early education reception at the MassAEYC Annual conference. Valora Washington received the Gwen Morgan award.

MenTeach E-News - February 2017

MenTeach E-News
February 2017

1) Male recruitment advocates discuss gender gap with students
2) Column: How I learned my own value as a black male teacher
3) Metro State U, Osseo make a deal to help diversify Minnesota’s teacher corps
4) A-plus for effort! This cool teacher has an energetic personalized handshake for every pupil
5) Japan: Should male nursery teachers change girls' clothes, diapers?
6) Massachusetts teaching force remains dominated by women

MenTeach - New England Symposium: The Importance of Play Now

by James St.Clair
The symposium was held on January 28 from 8:30- 12:45.


MenTeach E-News - January 2017

MenTeach E-News
January 2016

1) How Rochester Schools Grapple With Their Teacher Diversity Gap
2) Switzerland: How do you get more men into primary teaching?
3) How to Become a Teacher in Lots of Steps
4) New Zealand: Women left holding the baby
5) has had millions of hits
6) Kellogg Foundation Awards CSUN Grant to Tackle California’s Teacher Shortage – MenTeach lead consultant
7) Become an Urban Teacher
8) Path to a new life takes these minority high school graduates back to preschool

MenTeach E-News - November 2016

MenTeach E-News
November 2016

1) Thoughts from the Inaugural Northern California Men and Child Care Conference
2) 2016 National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) report and Awards
3) Wellington's Y-Men programme trying to increase the low male ECE teacher numbers
4) 2014 & 2016 EC-MENZ - New Zealand Reports
5) Improving gender equality is the key to tackling Britain's male teacher shortage
6) New figures reveal which region has the highest percentage of male teachers in England

Thoughts from the Inaugural Northern California Men and Child Care Conference

By Gregory Uba
Let me begin by apologizing for the press release-sounding language. We haven’t yet had the opportunity to collectively dive into our notes and conference evaluations and I wanted to get something out immediately.

MenTeach E-News - October 2016

MenTeach E-News
October 2016

1) Wanted: Cosla wants more men to work in nurseries across Scotland to solve staffing crisis
2) Classrooms need more male teachers, charity says
3) Ireland has far more female teachers than male in all sectors
4) Male teachers in elementaries
5) Gender stereotypes breaking down in career choices
6) Want black male role models in our schools? Hire them as teachers.
7) African-American boys less likely to be suspended if teacher is black, research reports

MenTeach E-News - September 2016

MenTeach E-News
September 2016

1) What It's Like Being A Male Teacher
2) NZ Police heads towards gender balance while the Ministry of Education holds on to sex-role stereotypes for early childhood education
3) Recent college graduate returns to classroom: Town welcomes fourth-grade teacher
4) UPDATED: Register Now! Northern California Men in Child Care Conference
5) Video: Male Teachers in Mississippi
6) Will More Black Male Teachers Help Black Boys Better Succeed In School?

MenTeach E-News - August 2016

MenTeach E-News
August 2016

1) Crisis in primary schools as almost a MILLION children don't have a male teacher
2) The Impact of a Black Male Teacher: The Day Harrison Died
3) Men in early childcare: ‘We’ve seen nothing but a positive impact’
4) Northern California Men in Child Care Conference
5) Report from Germany about percentages of Men Teaching
6) Should a daycare notify parents about male caregivers?
7) New Zealand Expert calls for government to act on lack of men in early childhood education

MenTeach E-News - July 2016

MenTeach E-News
July 2016

1) Excellent Educator: Tom Bedard Of Homecroft Early Learning Center
2) End Gender Barriers for Male Teachers
3) Race Biases Teachers' Expectations for Students
4) Northern California Men in Child Care Conference
5) Only 8 percent of New York City teachers are men of color. Here's how the city is trying to change that
6) Part Silly Adult, Human Monkey Bar; All Kindergarten
7) Her Male Teachers Were Integral to Her Success and Sense of Self

MenTeach E-News - June 2016

MenTeach E-News
June 2016

1) Why let the facts get in the way of a good story? Women will always be blamed for boys' underachievement
2) The remarks of Donovan Livingston at Harvard
3) 2017 World Forum Foundation – Men in Early Childhood Education proposals due
4) Northern California Men in Child Care Conference
5) New York mayor: Why our cities need more teachers of color
6) Only male teacher at Felbridge school explains why more men needed in classroom
7) Meet the male teachers changing the perception of nursery school education

MenTeach E-News - April 2016

MenTeach E-News
April 2016

1) Wanted: Male ECE teachers in New Zealand
2) Men in Minority: Teaching Academy in China Struggles to Recruit Male Students
3) United Kingdom National Men in Early Years conference
4) Northern California Men in Child Care Conference
5) Record number of men sign up for childcare courses in Australia
6) Community College Receives $285,000 to Research Recruitment of Male Educators in Pre-K Classrooms
7) Male early childhood educators

MenTeach E-News - March 2016

MenTeach E-News
March 2016

1) China’s New Five-Year Plan: Be a Man
2) In Praise of the Dude Teaching at My Son's Preschool
3) Black male educators holding next forum
4) Early childhood education needs more male teachers in New Zealand
5) Awards given at MenTeach - New England @ MassAEYC conference
6) Male student-teachers in elementary education
7) America needs more black and Hispanic male teachers
8) More men are training to be primary school teachers in UK, research shows
9) My Favorite Teacher - Mr. T.

MenTeach E-News - February 2016

MenTeach E-News
February 2016

1) Update for Malaysian
2) Wanted in China: More male teachers
3) Jobs: Why more men should become primary school teachers
4) Dear MenTeach - How do I change careers to become a teacher?
5) Group on assignment to recruit and retain black male teachers
6) Black, Male Teachers: a Dwindling Demographic
7) Men give back to the community - UW Stout M.E.N.
8) Where are the male African-American teachers?
9) Books: 'Work Hard, Be Hard' and 'Work Hard, Be Nice,' dueling takes on KIPP

MenTeach E-News - January 2016

MenTeach E-News
January 2016

1) Where are the men in Israel’s early childhood education?
2) One Man's Early Childhood Education Journey from 1976 to 2016
3) Too few men want to teach, United Arab Emirate (UAE) minister says
4) America's Extreme Need for More Black Male Educators
5) Male teachers face shocking prejudice
6) A Male Teacher's Story - "My Road Less Traveled"
7) A fundraiser: Stories - Men in Early Childhood
8) Some Australian schools are experiencing an extreme shortage of male teachers

MenTeach E-News - December 2015

MenTeach E-News
December 2015

1) Scottish Men urged to take up childcare career
2) Wanted in New York City: A thousand black, Latino and Asian male teachers
3) Training More Black Men to Become Teachers
4) Study: Of the Israeli men teachers satisfied with their career (88%) would recommend the field of education over women (69%)
5) How to encourage more men to take up teaching as a career
6) Free or reduced Tuition programs for men to teach
7) Program aims to draw young males to leadership

MenTeach E-News - November 2015

MenTeach E-News
November 2015

1) Florida Works To Retain, Recruit Male Teachers
2) Seeking ShaQuan: A Call for Increased Male Presence in Public Education
3) NAEYC Video: The Power of Men in Early Childhood Classroom
4) Rapper Jahi Educates in the Classroom and From Behind the Mic
5) Male Teachers in great demand
6) Bryan Nelson - MenTeach wins award
7) New Push to Hire Male Teachers of Color
8) 2015 Winners of the NAEYC M.E.N. Interest Forum Awards
9) A Man in Education: Living a Double Life

2015 Winners of the NAEYC M.E.N. Interest Forum Awards

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Men in Education Network (M.E.N.) Interest Forum gives out two awards each year at the national conference. The first is the Champion for Men and Children Award which goes to a man, woman or organization that has made significant contribution to furthering our efforts to increase the number of men working with children.

Bryan Nelson - MenTeach wins award

The Exchange Leadership Initiative (ELI) launched in November 2014, with the intention to explore strategies for making leadership more visible in the field of Early Care and Education, growing in understanding of the qualities, training, and skills sets that underlie leadership and fulfilling our responsibilities in supporting and de

MenTeach E-News - October 2015

MenTeach E-News
October 2015

1) Estonia has the lowest share of male teachers in European Union
2) Wanted: male teachers in the Philippines
3) 2014 Bureau of Labor Statistics data about male teachers in the United States
4) When men are given a hard time for being teachers it’s no wonder there are so few of them in the profession
5) Where are all the male teachers in our schools?
6) Ohio school looking at plan to attract male African-American teachers
7) Editorial: My Journey to the Teaching Profession

Men teaching meeting at National Early Education Conference in Orlando, FL

The National Association for the Education conference is an annual conference with over 20,000 attendees and the largest early education gathering in the world.

There are several events that men and women who want more men teaching will meet.

MenTeach E-News - September 2015

MenTeach E-News
September 2015

1) Career-changers becoming science teachers at Clarke's Cedar Shoals High School
2) Air Force veterans transition to new careers as teachers
3) Young male teachers buck long-time trend
4) The Percentage of Black Teachers Declined in Nine U.S. Cities. That’s a Big Problem.
5) 2015 Conference in Norway: Boys and Girls in No Man's Land
6) LA Schools have a severe lack of black and Asian male teachers
7) What's behind the shortage of male teachers?
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