1) I know why you picked teaching
2) Women supporting male teachers
3) Being falsely accused by students seeking revenge
4) Research about male teachers in Europe
5) Where are all the men? A parent’s perspective
6) Why can’t I get a job?
7) See a future, potential member of male teachers
8) Just Say NO, to No Touch by Don Piburn
9) Have you ever experienced a negative reaction from a parent about being gay?
10) Resources – Do you need money to go to become a teacher?

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1) I know why you picked teaching
I am a elementary education major (1-5) at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Currently I am a junior and have completed my Praxis I exam. I will be graduating in the Spring of 2010 and simply cannot wait to teach young children. Read his e-mail: /node/972

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2) Women supporting male teachers
We receive many e-mails from women: mothers of boys wanting to teach, directors with male staff, university professors teaching men and students doing research about male teachers. Read one of the e-mails from a teacher from the Philippines and why she is writing a paper on the topic: /node/968

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3) Being falsely accused by students seeking revenge
What happens to a male teacher that gets falsely accused by young female students who are seeking revenge after being disciplined? Has it happened to you? Does your school have a policy to protect against this? Read what happened to one experienced teacher: /node/973

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4) Research about male teachers in Europe
In Austria, the field of early childhood institutions and respective vocational training is undergoing rapid change. The importance of early childhood and care is increasing, and well-trained professionals – men as well as women – are very much in demand. Participation and involvement of men is crucial for the further development and professionalization of ECEC. Read more about this study: /node/975

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5) Where are all the men? A parent’s perspective
Relief! That’s the word that describes my emotions last week when we received the long-awaited postcard telling us who the first-grade teacher would be. While we’re lucky that our school has many very good teachers, there are a few I’d rather avoid. A good teacher means my son will likely have a great school year; a bad teacher means… Well, thankfully we haven’t had to cross that path yet… Be certain to read the comments from people who read her editorial: /node/977

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6) Why can’t I get a job?
What do you do if you have $40,000 in loans from your education and you can’t find a job. With the economy being so poor, is there anything to do? Read the details of the posting: /node/982
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7) See a future, potential member of male teachers
See some wonderful photographs of a future male teacher and his father: /node/987 and another photo: /node/985

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8) Just Say NO, to No Touch by Don Piburn
An editorial by Don Piburn about the increasing hysteria about touching children in men’s care: “Male early childhood (EC) educators face stereotypes that portray us as potential child abusers on a daily basis. Clearly, children must be protected from child abusers, yet a principle reason many men give for not entering or staying in the field of early childhood education (ECE) is fear of being accused of harming young children (Nelson, 2002).” Read the full article: /node/970

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9) Have you ever experienced a negative reaction from a parent about being gay?
One man asks a question in the forums. How early in the year do the students know that you have a husband and not a wife or a boyfriend instead of a girlfriend? How do they find out? How have they responded? Did it continue to be an issue, or did it become a non-issue? Do you have any suggestions of experiences you want to share? /node/898

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10) Resources – 10) Resources – Need money for school.
Explore the Resources section of MenTeach.org to find some additional resources to become a teacher – /node/35

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