From U.S. Marine to elementary teacher

I would like to start by saying that I am a male first grade teacher. I am in my fourth year of teaching and all of my time has been in the first grade. I really enjoy working with the kids in first grade and I find that my job is more rewarding than anything […]

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Men care: Child care for children hurricane victims

This article is a narrative of how things went for me during my recent deployment to the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and the Red Cross Center in Pensacola. A second report will comment on matters only of concern to Disaster Child Care. I arrived in Pensacola on Monday, September 11, […]

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Men Care: Child Care For Children Hurrican

[MenTeach: John Suur has been volunteering to offer child care services after diasters for many years. He is an attorney who retired from working at the World Bank and has worked with Toddlers for many years in his “retirement.”] This article is a narrative of how things went for me during my recent deployment to […]

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Parents want more male primary teachers

Call for male primary teachers A drive to recruit more male primary teachers in England is being launched by the Training and Development Agency for Schools. The TDA is trying to redress the gender imbalance in the profession at primary school level. It has carried out research which suggests 83% of parents would like to […]

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I want to teach elementary school

Dear Mr. Nelson, I have just received my AA transfer degree from Edmonds Community College in the state of Washington (3.56 GPA) and on the 19th of this month I’ll be starting on a degree in elementary education at Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education. I read the CNN article that described your organization […]

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Second career in teaching

Dear MenTeach, I have just visited your website and I totally support your idea to recruit more men into teaching. I work in public health in elementary schools and see kindergarden teachers in action. It was strange to see at first but the male teachers I’ve seen have a different teaching style. They seem to […]

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