Editorial: Who Do Others Say You Are?

Who are you to others? This question has often crossed my mind when I think about how I fit into this world. Currently, I am attending UW-Stout to pursue a career in Early Childhood Education. My small hometown consists of about 1,800 people. Consequently, I have experienced small class sizes that have made it easier […]

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The few. The proud. The male elementary school teachers.

You young men out there … so you want to do something really tough and brave, something to change the world, something adventurous, something really different? Well, you could join the Marines, and you’d definitely do all of the above. But you could also do “all of the above” by becoming an elementary school teacher. […]

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Can a white teacher connect with black students?

Each school year, at least one male student shares with me a version of this story: While walking — sometimes to school, sometimes to or from work — the student is stopped by police. The police officer turns out the student’s pockets, empties his book bag if he has one, demands ID, sits him on […]

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Gender and Power in the American Classroom

I am a diversity progressive who generally thinks that men have too much power. Because that is my worldview and because I am human, I am given to confirmation bias. In other words, I will look for cases that confirm my worldview – stories of men with too much power. But confirming your worldview is […]

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MenTeach E-News – September 2018

MenTeach E-News September 2018 1) Scholarships for Minority Males in California 2) How Many Black Male Teachers Did You Have Growing Up? 3) Why more men should work in childcare in Australia 4) Teach for Armenia: Emerging Europe’s Young Empowerment Initiative of the Year 5) John Engel: Babysitter training: Where are the boys? 6) England: […]

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Chinese Public schools face shortage of male teachers due to chronically low pay

As the new school semester begins in September, more and more Chinese primary and middle schools, as well as parents of students, are realizing that urban schools are increasingly facing a shortage of male teachers, and rural schools are facing an overall teacher shortage. “My child is now in the sixth grade in primary school… […]

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