Africa: There’s scarcity of male teachers in Enugu, Nigeria

Professionals in the education sector in Enugu State have bemoaned the very low number of male teachers in schools across the state. Most of them identified poor remuneration of teachers as the major factor driving the gender imbalance in the teaching profession in the state. The professionals made their views known in a survey conducted […]

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Canada: Do boys need more male teachers?

Children may have a hard time finding a male role model to look up to in the classroom. Statistics show women greatly outnumber men as educators, a trend that is seen in classrooms across Greater Victoria. Dave Eberwein, superintendent of the Saanich School District, recognises that students need to be able to relate to their […]

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Men reflect on stereotypes, joys of teaching

In his first year of college, Ben Flora’s major was radio and television. But during Flora’s summer break, he worked at a summer tutoring school. The senior elementary education major said the idea of helping younger students with their work pushed him outside of his comfort zone. “I had this student who was in second […]

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Editorial: I Finally Hired A Manny — Why Did It Take Me So Long?

I recently almost posted on social media “ISO a teen girl who wants to watch my four wild and hilarious sons for random date nights.” It makes sense. I myself babysat as a teenager, along with most of my friends, none of them boys. I was also obsessed, like any logical 90’s kid, with The […]

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Profound Gentlemen continues work to increase the number of Black male teachers

Nationwide, only 1.3% of all teachers are Black men, and that percentage is falling. In addition, nearly half of Black male teachers said they were planning to leave the classroom, according to a 2021 Rand Corporation report. Profound Gentlemen, PG, is a national nonprofit organization based in Charlotte that works to recruit, retain and support […]

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India: Teacher grooves to ‘Lutt Putt Gaya’ with students, internet loves it

In a delightful turn of events, Shah Rukh Khan has once again captivated his fans, this time with his latest blockbuster, Dunki, following the success of Pathaan and Jawan. The film, which has garnered glowing reviews, has proven to be a box office sensation, amassing a staggering Rs 350 crore domestically. While stellar performances are […]

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