Looking for a teacher’s job

I am embarked on a new, second (really first) career as a teacher of children in grades K – 3 in suburban Chicago (northern), after 25 years in business. I have a new MAT and a new Early Childhood certificate (chosen instead of Illinois’ K – 8 certificate because I want to teach only the […]

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Things Men Do All Over the World

I’ve been catching up on e-mails and had the insight that there are many events going on all over the world around men teaching. Back in March there was the Call Me Mister conference that reported about their first cohort of African-American teachers graduating. Don Piburn, from Hawaii is attending the World Forum in Montreal where he will be […]

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Editorial: Working Together to Recruit Men To Teach

What would happen if every man that is currently teaching were to seek out any other man in his community that is also teaching? Either in early education, elementary school or high school? And once the two men get together, talk about their work, they were to find other men. They could meet every other […]

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More Male Teachers Needed

Are your teen’s teachers male or female? Does that question ever come up for you? Do you consider whether your student is getting good role models from both sexes? Nationally, the number of male teachers in classrooms is declining, especially in elementary schools. According to Scholastic, in 1980 about 17 percent of teachers in elementary […]

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Editorial: The Paradox of Male Teachers’ Independence

I was thinking about a group of men that I met with a few months ago. They’ve been organizing and trying to meet as a group. It’s slow going. Sometimes guys don’t show up for the dinner or get-together, which can be challenging for the man that is organizing the activity. What I’ve come to […]

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Editorial: How do we value working with children?

There’s lots of talk about teaching and early education and how important it is. Yet, we don’t see the resources put into teachers. Salaries still remain much lower for working with children then working with machines or a basketball.

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