1) Children benefit by having male teachers – read an interesting response
2) What is “male” culture?
3) New grant and loan forgiveness legislation
4) Are men in ECE really so special?
5) A plea for help: Policies against touch
6) The mistrusted male teacher – parental bias
7) It’s going GREAT! The experiences of a former attorney
8) It’s not who, but how, boys are taught
9) Get your free DVD about men teachers…
10) Resources – Do you need some money to pay for school?

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1) Children benefit by having male teachers – read an interesting response
There is a small, but slowly growing body of evidence about the importance of men teachers. In one study, we find that boys do better in reading if they have a male teacher. Readers have responded to this editorial – read it and the response:
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2) What is “male” culture?
How do we define culture and specifically what is a “male” culture – what are the qualities of a classroom and activities that are “male?” Is there a “female” culture? Isn’t the idea of “male” and “female” changing all the time? Read an interesting discussion and add your own comments: /node/797

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3) New grant and loan forgiveness legislation
Final Higher Education Act includes Early Childhood Educator Provisions for loan forgiveness, compensation initiatives, and grants to states for professional development systems. Read more about it: /node/807

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4) Are men in ECE really so special?
One long time MenTeach member writes about his 30 years in the field and whether being a male teacher special or is it something men could learn. What do you think: To read more: /node/784

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5) A plea for help: Policies against touch
We receive e-mails asking for help. What advice would you provide this man? He is being told to not have his teachers touch the children. /node/831

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6) The mistrusted male teacher – parental bias
Have you ever had a parent not trust you because of being male? Read an ABCnews.com article citing several parental blogs expressing bias about men teachers. Be certain to read the comments – there are many who also come to male teachers defense: /node/842

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7) It’s going GREAT! The experiences of a former attorney
We often hear from men who are having struggles either finding a job or being challenged as a male in this profession. Read the comment from a man who was an attorney and doesn’t regrets the sacrifices he made to become an elementary school teacher. Read his comment at the bottom of the page: /node/482

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8) It’s not who, but how, boys are taught
Do we really need male teachers? Isn’t it more important that the teacher is a quality teacher? Read one person’s perspective about whether boys need male teachers and then provide your comment: /node/840

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9) Get your free DVD about men teachers…
…but you’ll need to travel to get it! A new DVD created by Men in Child Care titled: See the Difference: A question of gender equality. Find out more where you have to go to see the premiere: /node/850

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10) Resources – Do you need some money to pay for school?
There are scholarships, loan forgiveness, tuition free programs available during this tight economic times. Check out the Resources: /node/35

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