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Editorial: How do we value working with children?

There’s lots of talk about teaching and early education and how important it is. Yet, we don’t see the resources put into teachers. Salaries still remain much lower for working with children then working with machines or a basketball.

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Welsh classrooms ‘need more men’

Boy pupils in schools in Wales can reach the age of 11 without ever being taught by a man, according to a report. The General Teaching Council for Wales said that unless more men are recruited into the profession, boys could be denied classroom male role models. It said only 26.9% of teachers in all […]

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Needed in class: a few good men

Lowly status, poor pay, and fear of lawsuits are pushing the numbers of male teachers in US classrooms to an all-time low. John Yaeger is the first to admit that being a teacher is challenging. He spends his days attempting to teach the basics of spelling and grammar to students who are more interested in […]

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Tips for male teachers – A forum discussion

I am going back to school to get an elementary teaching certificate. I currently work in accounting and have a business degree but through years of volunteer work with Junior Achivement feel that teaching is my calling. I found a great accelerated program and looking forward to changing to a more rewarding career. I know […]

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Another Retreat In Hawaii

Perhaps all you mid-West retreat attendees and planners will have more experience or a different spin, but I have some impressions to share from our first Hawaii AEYC Men in Education Network retreat back in October. We followed the suggestions outlined in the NAEYC bulletin on the topic by our very own Bryan Nelson. http://www.journal.naeyc.org/btj/200211/MenGather.pdf. […]

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