1) Watch a video from two years ago about the lack of male teachers in New Zealand
2) Read the President of ECNewZealand’s perspective after two years of work
3) Turning trash into treasures – a man who recycles for children
4) What are the biggest obstacles you see a man facing when he begins to teach?
5) Is it worth it to substitute teach in schools to get experience?
6) Do states have reciprocity for teaching licenses?
7) Norway – Changing Gender Roles
8) New Role for the ece-men Listserv
9) An Evening with Ed Klugman – 59 Years in Early Childhood Education
10) Resources – How many man are teachers?

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1) Watch a video from two years ago about the lack of male teachers in New Zealand
In New Zealand, only 1% of preschool teachers are men. If you would like to watch interviews with teachers and policymakers in New Zealand, who discuss this issue as a problem, go to YouTube: /node/1044

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2) Read the President of ECNewZealand’s perspective after two years of work
The video on YouTube about male teachers in New Zealand was controversial – but – it was a good starting place. Read Russell Ballantyne’s update about what the men and women in New Zealand has done to promote in a more positive way male involvement: /node/1045

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3) Turning trash into treasures – a man who recycles for children
Read how one man takes recycled material and makes some interesting toys. He says that it is about transforming someone else’s rubbish into learning experiences for children, from a male practitioner’s perspective. I will share how it is meaningful to both children and their communities. These activities provide an opportunity for children to see how things are used in the real world. See photos of his work: /node/1046

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4) What are the biggest obstacles you see a man facing when he begins to teach?
We like to at past posts to see what people were saying a few years ago. This story comes from 2005, yet, it still seems applicable four years later. Be certain to read all the comments you see some interesting suggestions: /node/162

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5) Is it worth it to substitute teach in schools to get experience?
I have recently been entertaining the idea of substitute teaching. I’ve done some preliminary research and have found both pros and cons…but then again, everything has pros and cons. Anyway, I would love to hear feedback about experiences with substitute teaching and survival tips: /node/1032

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6) Do states have reciprocity for teaching licenses?
I’m a 23 year old with an Illinois Type 03 (K-9) certificate with a Special Ed minor. Contrary to popular opinion from former teachers and principals, I wasn’t able to find a job or get more than four offers. I’m seriously considering moving to another state if the job is available. I want to see what states my certification will work in or would work in with a class or test. /node/964

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7) Norway – Changing Gender Roles
The focus on men’s roles in Norway’s gender equality debate still generates some resistance. Men are commonly perceived as the strong and dominating gender while women tend to be viewed in terms of generations of discrimination and the ensuing need for special measures and positive actions. This perspective has been fundamental to the achievement of women’s liberation. Read the entire article: /node/204

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8) New Role for the ece-men Listserv
In the beginning (before there was a MenTeach.org website) there was an ece-men listserv. A true listserv is an email program where you send an email to a central site and it gets distributes to everyone who has subscribed to this program. Answers to this email also gets sent out to everyone on the subscription list, which stands now at about 90 email addresses. The ece-men listserv was launched in January 2001 and has served the men and women who support men in early childhood education quite well since then: /node/1047

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9) An Evening with Ed Klugman – 59 Years in Early Childhood Education
Dr. Ed Klugman has been working in the Early Childhood profession for 59 years, from the era of Joe McCarthy to the history making presidency of Barrack Obama and continues unabated. He has inspired people for many years teaching at Wheelock College and continues to inspire males in the field of early education and care./node/1053

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10) Resources – How many man are teachers?
We post the annual data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics about the percentage of men teaching, being assistants and working in child care. See how many there were in 2008: /node/34

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