1) Tips for dealing with false accusations

[MenTeach:  Last month there were two incorrect links. They are correct now.]
2) Have you ever experienced a negative reaction from a parent about being gay?
3) Where are all the men? A parent’s perspective

4) One man says ‘yes’ to teaching, another says ‘no’ – what do you say?
5) A man who loves children – see the photos
6) A Guy Walks Into a Preschool
7) Male teachers in Eastern Europe
8) Research Survey about male teachers
9) Seoul, Korea pushing for male teacher quota
10) Resources – Free Tuition programs, but you’ll have to move

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1) Tips for dealing with false accusations
MenTeach asked a teacher who was falsely accused what advice he would give other male teachers. Read his practical ideas to protect yourself: /node/979

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[MenTeach: We apologize for the incorrect link last month to this posting. The correct link is below.]

2) 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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3) 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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4) One man says ‘yes’ to teaching, another says ‘no’ – what do you say?
One young man is very positive about teaching and there is a response that cheers him on to continue towards his degree: /node/972

Another man is pessimistic about teaching and says to get out and find some other work: /node/982

What do you think?

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5) A man who cares for children – see the photos

See the ten photographs of a man interacting with young children. You might recognize him:  /node/1019

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6) A Guy Walks Into a Preschool
When I was a kid, I never dreamed of being a preschool teacher. I was sure I would grow up to be a firefighter/astronaut/dragon. But then I grew up. And went to college. And by the time I finished, I had lost interest in firefighting and astronauting. And I wasn’t qualified for work as a dragon. Read one man’s story about becoming a teacher. What’s your story? /node/1026

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7) Male teachers in Eastern Europe

The Czech Education Ministry wants, in cooperation with the League of Open Men (LOM), to attract more male teachers to Czech schools by supporting various projects aimed at achieving this goal. Read the entire article: /node/961

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8) Research Survey about male teachers
My name is Richard Patterson. I am currently a Graduate Student of The University of North Dakota. To fulfill the requirements of my course work I am conducting a research study to identify perceptions and barriers that male educators working in early childhood education face. You are being invited to participate in a research study because you are a pre-service or in service educator, parent or guardian. Go to MenTeach to find the link to the survey: /node/1033

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9) Seoul, Korea pushing for male teacher quota
The educational authorities in Seoul are pushing for a gender quota system for elementary and secondary school teachers in a bid to prevent women from dominating the profession, officials said Wednesday.

Female teachers account for 83 percent of the teaching staff at elementary schools in Seoul, according to the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education that is to propose the policy to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology later in the day. The imbalance has sparked concerns over a lack of a role models for male students and difficulty in managing administrative affairs: /node/1034

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10) Resources – Free Tuition programs, but you’ll have to move
Check out some tuition free programs. One is a special education program in Minnesota called: Collaborative Urban Teacher (CUE) Program and another program is the Call Me Mister. Scroll through the list of resources, they are out there – but you’ll have to move to another state: /node/43

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