1) Call Me Mister researcher
2) Hunt is on for more men to lead classrooms
3) Obama win could have effects within classroom
4) Interviewing over 130 teens for summer program
5) A bit of history about male teachers in the United Kingdom
6) Plan to revitalize a European men in childcare network
7) Research – Male Students Referred to Special Education More Than Female Students
8) Male director hiring male teachers in Australia
9) Saving our black boys
10) Resources – Seen any good movies about male teachers? Check these out!

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1) Call Me Mister researcher
I received an e-mail from a student who finished a research project about African American men who want to teach and wanted us to post the research report. Unfortunately, the student’s e-mail was deleted. If they could resend their information we’d be happy to post his research report after we review it – bgnelson @ menteach.org

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2) Hunt is on for more men to lead classrooms
If a woman can drive a tank in Baghdad, why can’t a guy change a diaper at an early childhood education center?” said Kitt Cox, coordinator at the Birth to Three Family Center in Ipswich and one of the few men in the early education field. “We should be showing kids there are different things they can be when they grow up, and it shouldn’t be defined by gender.” Read the article and hundreds of reader comments: /node/902

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3) Obama win could have effects within classroom
I don’t remember having a single black male teacher until I reached college. After graduating from Cornell University, I joined Teach For America and taught fourth and fifth grade in Houston. Read how Obama election helps recruit male teachers: /node/903

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4) Interviewing over 130 teens for summer program
In an article about the shortage of male teachers, at the very end, is a sentence about a man who single-handedly changed how a city has a summer program. When Justs Holm went looking for teen recruits to work in Cambridge day care centers, he said, he signed up more than 130 male teenagers interested in working with kids. He ended up placing 35, as many as he had space for, in day care centers around the city. One person can really make a difference: /node/908

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5) A bit of history about male teachers in the United Kingdom
It’s always interesting to know that our work isn’t new. There has been groups of men and women working to have more men teach. Even as far back as 1919. Read the rest of the brief story at: /node/915

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6) Plan to revitalize a European men in childcare network
The next World Forum Networking Project has been selected. The project, “Plan to Revitalize a European Men in Childcare Network,” will be led by Lauk Woltring from The Netherlands, together with Timothy Moran from Ireland and Kenny Spence from the United Kingdom. Read the details: /node/918

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7) Research – Male Students Referred to Special Education More Than Female Students
Read about a post from back in 2005 from a doctoral student: Male students make up approximately 70% of the two largest categories in special ed. Specific Learning disability & Emotional Disturbance, when there are little male role models in special education classrooms. California has 28,000 special ed teachers of which maybe 4,000 are men which is significantly low. /node/547

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8) Male director hiring male teachers in Australia
Here’s another re-post from 2005: I am a male Director of a long day care centre. It is being built at the moment and will be operating in 8 weeks. I’ll be looking to employ one or two male workers as part of a team of ten. In the Australian context, this will be fairly innovative to have a few male workers together. I’ve worked in early childhood services for 14 years, never working or studying with another male. Read the remaining story: /node/553

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9) Saving our black boys
Some disturbing data and a hopeful program that needs your support: Only 47% of Black males in America graduate from high school. The average 17-year-old Black child has the reading and math scores of the average 14- year-old White child. One out of three Black boys born after 2001 will spend time in jail or prison. An estimated 50% of Black girls between 14- and 19- years-old have contracted a sexually transmitted disease. Between 65% to 70% of Black children are born into single-parent, female-headed households. Read about an effective program to have men mentoring black boys for success: /node/920

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10) Resources – Seen any good movies about male teachers? Check these out!
Look at a list of a few interesting movies about male teachers. And you might want to buy one: https://menteach.org/resources/movies

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