MenTeach

2024

Black Teachers Have the Highest Morale. Why?

Black teachers have one of the highest rates of turnover in the profession—yet new survey data show that they also have the highest job-related morale. As district leaders and policymakers work to diversify the teaching profession, the tension between those two trends is a central piece of the puzzle. Black teachers, who make up just […]

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Study in England – Nearly a third of primary schools have no male classroom teachers

Nearly one in three primary schools in England do not have a male classroom teacher, a study suggests. The proportion of secondary school teachers who are male remains at a record low (35%), according to a Warwick Business School report. Researchers said boys from poorer backgrounds would benefit from having a male teacher in school […]

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Jamaica: Retired Male Educator Fell in Love with Teaching at Age 17

Sixty-seven-year-old Devon Vassel fell in love with the teaching profession at the age of 17, while working as a pretrained teacher at the Bull Savannah All-Age School in St. Elizabeth, on leaving high school in 1972. “As my life went on teaching at Bull Savannah, I just fell in love with teaching, and I saw […]

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England: Study highlights male teacher’s strengths

ARCHIVES: Men In Early Years Teaching is a thesis by former primary school teacher Louise Dryden for her master’s degree in primary education at the London Institute of Education. She feels that one reason for the lack of men in early years is that they have few positive male role models. Of the 10 male […]

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Management Queries: What to do when a parent objects to a male practitioner being on potty duty?

What is the most effective way to respond to a parent’s request that male staff do not take their child to the toilet, Gabriella Jozwiak asks our early years panel Q. A new family has requested that our male practitioner does not take their child to the toilet or be left alone with them. I’m […]

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