1) The Missing Male Teacher
2) A visit to hands on male involvement in Hawai’i
3) U.S. Colleges, Universities Step Up Recruitment With Looming Nationwide Teacher Shortage
4) Free Graduate Teacher Training Program
5) Black male teachers scarce – but needed
6) Malaysia: Gender equality for teachers
7) Grand Bahamas male teachers take part in one-day seminar
8) Videos of Male Teachers from all over the World
9) New Book About Male Teachers: Go Where You Belong
10) Dear Mr. Matt – A father and male teacher’s letter to another male teacher

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1) The Missing Male Teacher
[MenTeach: Last month we featured an article by Dr. Shaun Johnson in the Huffington Post. Here is a video of him while a graduate teacher talking about The Missing Male Teacher]. School districts and teacher preparation programs should collaborate more and schools should promote gender equality and social justice to help alleviate the lack of male teachers in U.S. public schools according to a new Education Policy Brief from the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP) at Indiana University. See the short video: /node/1649

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2) A visit to hands on male involvement in Hawai’i
We’re in Hawai’i and getting a great opportunity to see how some cultures – the Hawai’i Language Immersion programs – celebrate a culture and language. They have almost half their staff working with children are men. See some photos of a group being taught how to make foods of Hawai’i and to make games to play. /node/1675

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3) U.S. Colleges, Universities Step Up Recruitment With Looming Nationwide Teacher Shortage
With a third of the country’s more than 3.4 million teachers expected to retire by 2013, many states may face a dwindling pool of qualified teachers in the near future. To address this potential shortage, many education programs are stepping up their recruitment efforts — particularly in urban and underserved communities. Read the entire article: /node/1677

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4) Free Graduate Teacher Training Program
My name is Yvette Dalton-McCoy and I am the Associate Director of Graduate Diversity Programs at Tufts University located in the Boston Metro area. Attached you will see a flyer for our “Biannual Prospective Graduate Student Days”. This is a program for students to visit Tufts University and partake in a two-day exploration of the graduate programs that Tufts has to offer at one of our 8 graduate schools. Room and Board are entirely free to students and the faculty and staff who are accompanying them. The only cost is for transportation to Boston. Space is limited. We are looking for students who are on the graduate school track and can demonstrate this through a combination of GPA and activities in preparation for graduate school. Read the letter: /node/1679

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5) Black male teachers scarce – but needed
Tigrett Middle School eighth-grader Bobby Bond credits his fifth-grade teacher as the first to encourage him as a student. He was the first black man that I’ve had for a teacher,” said Bond, 13, who is also black. “He always told me to do my best. He would sit and talk to me, and he mentored me.” Bond said he has a positive relationship with his eighth-grade science teacher, Ray Yancy, who is also black. “He’s a good example,” Bond said. “He’s encouraged me.” But there aren’t many black male teachers for Bond to look up to. Read more: /node/1680

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6) Malaysia: Gender equality for teachers
The Education Ministry will offer teacher training courses to an equal number of men and women, in an effort to ensure a balance of male and female teachers in future. The intake will also comprise 40% trainees from the peninsula and another 30% each from Sabah and Sarawak. Read more: /node/1682

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7) Grand Bahamas male teachers take part in one-day seminar
In the wake of the many sexual allegation cases that rocked the nation involving teachers and students, male teachers from various schools on the island participated in a one-day seminar hosted by the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) yesterday to share their concerns about the profession. More than 150 male teachers gathered at the Church of the Ascension Hall where they heard from several speakers, including Dr. Wayne Thompson and Police officers from the Sexual Crimes Unit who spoke on the theme “Males making a Difference.” According to BUT president, Belinda Wilson, she wanted to create an open and free environment for the teachers to express themselves, therefore all females and officials from the Ministry of Education were dismissed before the sessions began. Go to website: /node/1684

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8) Videos of Male Teachers from all over the World
Our work has exploded because of the internet. More and more men can reach out and hear from other men. In particular you can see other men and women videotaping and then posting interviews of men teaching. It’s hopeful and inspiring – it helps to mitigate one of the biggest obstacles for men entering and staying in the profession – isolation. After attending the World Forum 2011 where hundreds of men in child care connected, we wanted to go out on the internet to see what’s out there via YouTube. Here’s an interesting sample. See the many videos: /node/1685

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9) New Book About Male Teachers: Go Where You Belong
A new book by Lemuel W. Watson and C. Sheldon Woods, Go Where You Belong: Male Teachers as Cultural Workers in the Lives of Children, Families, and Communities is available. “The purpose of this book is to continue the dialogue about the importance of men in the lives of young children and the teaching profession. This book will also be beneficial for those teachers and administrators who work on a daily basis to enhance the education of children in early childhood and elementary education programs. By sharing their stories, male teachers in this book educate the reader about the challenges they face as men; however, their stories also offer solutions and suggestions as how to work with parents, students, peer teachers, and others in order to maximize student achievement.” Read more about the book & download an excerpt: /node/1687

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10) Dear Mr. Matt – A father and male teacher’s letter to another male teacher
Dear Mr. Matt, I just wanted to let you know how much you helped my family and many others in the short time you worked at my daughter’s preschool. When I first meet you I was mostly excited for myself, I thought it would be a good opportunity for me to recruit another male in ECE. I knew it would be good for my daughter to have a male teacher, but I honestly thought it would be more impactful for the other families since I spent so much time with her. Boy was I wrong. Read the rest of the letter: /node/1689

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