February, 2022

Editorial: “Time Flies When You Are Having Fun."

by Dr. Jill Klefstad - Grandma school - former UW Stout faculty
"Time flies when you are having fun." My teaching career began in a kindergarten classroom in 1980 in a small rural town. I remember loving everything about teaching: the children, the families, my colleagues, and the sense of accomplishment. The years passed quickly providing opportunities that I never had imagined and embracing them all without hesitation. In the blink of an eye, or so it seemed, after 34 years in education, I found myself contemplating retirement. I must admit, I was not one of those lifelong planners who had a pre-set date to retire.

Eight-year-old author takes other children on an adventure of a lifetime

While the Covid-19 pandemic ravaged our world in 2021, Praise B. Nelson gained a new appreciation for animal companionships and deepened the relationship with her German Shepherd Dog friend (Aslan). Lockdowns also gave her new appreciation for friendships because she missed going on adventures with friends.

MenTeach E-News March 2022

MenTeach E-News
March 2022

1) International: Exploring Career Trajectories of Men in the Early Childhood Education and Care Workforce
2) How one Black male teacher is breaking stereotypes and shaping the next generation
3) Australia: Male Teachers Play an Important Role in the Future of Education
4) Scholarship: The Apple Pre-Ed Scholars Program at Huston-Tillotson
5) After early hardships, this Hispanic Chicago PE teacher relishes being a role model