Editorial: Why You Shouldn’t Overlook Hiring a Male Babysitter

If you haven’t yet tried a “mitter,” a.k.a. a male babysitter, you might be missing out on valuable childcare and a refreshing change of pace for your kids. Although babysitting has come to be viewed as a female-dominated domain, there’s no reason to think that women will take better care of your kids than men. […]

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Editorial: Irish Teacher – We’ll change nothing if we don’t start working on our ordinary men

It was International Women’s Day this week. I wish we’d spent more of it talking about men. If you want more light in a room, you don’t discuss the light, you consider extending your windows. The same applies to gender equality. To create a better world for women we need to talk about men. The […]

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Black Boys Need Black Men in the Classroom

The experiences we have in childhood often impact the lives we live. I know that one such experience altered the trajectory of mine, fueling two passions – my love of teaching and my love for animals. It happened decades ago at Kester Avenue Elementary School while I was a student. More than twenty years have […]

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Eight-year-old author takes other children on an adventure of a lifetime

While the Covid-19 pandemic ravaged our world in 2021, Praise B. Nelson gained a new appreciation for animal companionships and deepened the relationship with her German Shepherd Dog friend (Aslan). Lockdowns also gave her new appreciation for friendships because she missed going on adventures with friends. Having lost two beloved aunts that year (non-Covid related), Praise had […]

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Editorial: “Time Flies When You Are Having Fun.”

“Time flies when you are having fun.” My teaching career began in a kindergarten classroom in 1980 in a small rural town. I remember loving everything about teaching: the children, the families, my colleagues, and the sense of accomplishment. The years passed quickly providing opportunities that I never had imagined and embracing them all without […]

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Video: Why do men teach elementary children?

This video shows male elementary teachers from around the country talking about things they like about their jobs in an attempt to get more high school students to consider elementary teaching as a career. My classmate and I made it for our education capstone project at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC.

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