September, 2018

First male special education teacher at Qatar Foundation's Renad Academy

By Fazeena Saleem - The Peninsula - Qatar
The first male special education teacher at Qatar Foundation's Renad Academy has emphasised the importance of more men taking up the profession.

Joseph Norton, lead teacher at Renad Academy, said that the required change in pattern would enable teachers to show students that male teachers can also be enthusiastic, compassionate and gentle.

Male teachers return to the classroom as better pay, conditions attract surge in enrollments

By Rebecca Carmody
After years of decline, men are finally getting back into primary teaching — lured by family-friendly hours, good salaries and the satisfaction of making a difference.

Nowhere is their resurgence more apparent than at Melville Primary School in Perth's southern suburbs.

Chinese Public schools face shortage of male teachers due to chronically low pay

by Gu Liping - Global Times
As the new school semester begins in September, more and more Chinese primary and middle schools, as well as parents of students, are realizing that urban schools are increasingly facing a shortage of male teachers, and rural schools are facing an overall teacher shortage.

MenTeach E-News - September 2018

MenTeach E-News
September 2018

1) Scholarships for Minority Males in California
2) How Many Black Male Teachers Did You Have Growing Up?
3) Why more men should work in childcare in Australia
4) Teach for Armenia: Emerging Europe's Young Empowerment Initiative of the Year
5) John Engel: Babysitter training: Where are the boys?
6) England: So you want to get more men into primary teaching?
7) First male special education teacher at Qatar Foundation's Renad Academy

Alma Spikes Elementary in Pocahontas now has their first male elementary school teacher on staff

by Melanie Bednar -
Jacob Pipkin is not only the school's first male teacher, he is also serving as a mobile teacher this year.

Now the school stresses, that Pipkin is the first male teacher at Alma Spikes (K-2). There have been other male teachers when the school was part of MD Williams, with 3rd and 4th grade, but never have they had a male teacher since Alma Spikes opened as a K-2 school.

Pipkin teaches art and now rolls through the hallways with his cart, filled with everything from markers to hand sanitizer.

Gender and Power in the American Classroom

By Eboo Patel - Inside Higher Ed
I am a diversity progressive who generally thinks that men have too much power. Because that is my worldview and because I am human, I am given to confirmation bias. In other words, I will look for cases that confirm my worldview – stories of men with too much power. But confirming your worldview is the opposite of what intellectuals ought to be doing.

Can a white teacher connect with black students?

by Adam Schwartz - teacher - The Baltimore Sun
Each school year, at least one male student shares with me a version of this story: While walking — sometimes to school, sometimes to or from work — the student is stopped by police. The police officer turns out the student’s pockets, empties his book bag if he has one, demands ID, sits him on the curb and makes him wait while they check him for priors or outstanding warrants. All of this happens absent probable cause.

The few. The proud. The male elementary school teachers.

by Ben Talley - Education Beat
You young men out there … so you want to do something really tough and brave, something to change the world, something adventurous, something really different?

Well, you could join the Marines, and you’d definitely do all of the above.

But you could also do “all of the above” by becoming an elementary school teacher.

I can personally vouch for the undeniable truth that all-of-the-above criteria are met in my job on a daily basis.

Editorial: Who Do Others Say You Are?

by Hunter Black - University of Stout
Who are you to others? This question has often crossed my mind when I think about how I fit into this world.