1) Listen to MenTeach on national radio
2) Are there more men going to school to be teachers
3) A man who loves teaching
4) Primary principals seek more real men
5) In Australia – women principals outnumber men
6) Men helping children during disasters
7) American Federation of Teachers reports about male teachers
8) Quality Childcare: The Missing Element – Men
9) Mr. Rogers firmly believed men should teach
10) Resources – Find out about what each state requires for a teacher license

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1) Listen to MenTeach on national radio
Bryan Nelson, founder of MenTeach, is a guest on the National Association for the Education of Young Children Radio, hosted by Mark R. Ginsberg and Rae Pica. The theme of the segment is men in early childhood education. Go to here to for the link: /node/967

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2) Are there more men going to school to be teachers
Do you notice more men in your classes? Is it the economy and men are now more willing to teach despite the challenges? Historically, this has happened in the past. Read one man’s brief comments and add your own. /node/980

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3) A man who loves teaching
I once thought about teaching at the high school, but I made a decision a long time ago to remain at the elementary level. I love teaching, especially reading and literacy. Read a story about a Teacher of the Year: /node/947

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4) Primary principals seek more real men
Many primary school principals believe male primary teachers should be heterosexual, rugby-playing -real men- if they want to be good role models, new research has found. One respondent in the study – being published in international journal Gender and Education – referred to the -limp- handshakes of two male teachers who appeared ineffectual and wussy when interviewing for jobs. In that case, strong females were hired instead. Read more about this study: /node/949

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5) In Australia – women principals outnumber men
The glass ceiling has been well and truly smashed in schools, with women now outnumbering men in the top job for the first time. Of Victoria’s 1587 government school principals, 50.9 per cent are female compared with only 18.3 per cent in 1991. Read the rest of the brief story at: /node/953

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6) Men helping children during disasters
John Suur has been volunteering to offer child care services after diasters for many years. He is an attorney who retired from working at the World Bank and has worked with Toddlers for many years in his retirement. He started his letter:

I came home at noon on Friday, August 29, to find a message that I should call about a possible assignment as a volunteer for Children’s Disaster Services to provide child care for victims of Hurricane Gustav in Louisiana. I said yes. Two days later I flew to Alexandria, Louisiana, and began my adventures. Read the details: /node/954

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7) American Federation of Teachers reports about male teachers
There is an interesting publication published by the American Federation of Teacher that focuses on male teachers. There’s an interview of MenTeach and there are also individual stories about male teachers that you’ll find very interesting. You can link here and then download the pdf file read the entire issue: /node/961

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8) Quality Childcare: The Missing Element – Men
Louis Torelli is one of the best known architects/designers in the early childhood arena. However, not everyone knows that Louis started his career by working for six years as an infant, toddler and preschool teacher. Recently in reflecting on his twenty years of involvement in the field, he commented on the lack of male involvement in an article, “Quality Childcare: The Missing Element – Men.” Read more of his story and the link to the full article: /node/965

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9) Mr. Rogers firmly believed men should teach
Most readers will not recognize the name Fred Rogers. Mention Mister Rogers, however, and most will immediately recognize a personality who has probably influenced more lives than have several presidents combined. Mister Rogers Neighborhood is the longest-running childrens program on public television. – read the about Mr. Rogers: /node/942

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10) Resources – Find out about what each state requires for a teacher license
Go to Teacher World and you will see the requirements for each state in the U.S. – /node/43

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