George Yamamoto

Editorial: Being a Father and A Teacher

When I first started working with infants and toddlers the last thing I was thinking about was being a role model as a male teacher. All I was trying to do was just to survive every day without making too many unintentional mistakes. I did not like making mistakes and tended to avoid situations that […]

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Editorial: A Man in Hawai’i Working during the pandemic

I work at The Early School on the island of Oahu in Hawaii as a toddler teacher in the Young Children’s Program. When we moved into the Spring Break of 2020 I was very concerned about the Corona virus. So was everyone else in Hawaii. It was the weirdest start to a Spring Break I […]

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Helping a young children deal with fear of men teachers

I have always loved playing with young children, especially infants and toddlers. However, when I was younger I never envisioned myself as a teacher. Many years ago, my good friends unexpectedly had colicky twins and they really needed help. That changed my life. That experience unintentionally lead me into teaching. Now it is one of […]

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Thank you Mr. Matt

Dear Mr. Matt, I just wanted to let you know how much you helped my family and many others in the short time you worked at my daughter’s preschool. When I first meet you I was mostly excited for myself, I thought it would be a good opportunity for me to recruit another male in […]

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