Just an observation on male teachers

finland

This picture’s been circulating. Yes, I agree: Finland’s been doing things a bit differently. Public school advocates are always anxious to make comparisons. Let me just focus on that first statement there, “We pay teachers like doctors…” So, to me that connotes respect and that teaching is a profession with a respectable status or reputation. […]

Talking men in education on @huffpostlive, shout out to Bryan Nelson of MenTeach

Thanks Bryan Nelson for recommending me for the gig. I’ve been so caught up in this education reform conversation that I forgot over the last couple of years what got me here in the first place. It was refreshing to discuss this topic once again. Here’s a link to the full segment, but if you […]

I’m going to be on #huffpostlive tonight at about 7PM EDT talking education, should be fun.

Here’s the link. Never done this. We’ll see how it goes.

@bangordailynews quotes me and a #CEEP report I wrote on #male #teachers

This was a nice trip down memory lane. I spoke with a reporter at Bangor Daily in Maine about a 2008 report I wrote on male teachers for CEEP at IU, when I was a lowly graduate student. The article here discusses why Maine might hold as 12th in the nation in terms of the […]

On men in #education at #aera in Vancouver

Did my little talk today with a group of great co authors on an edited book we did on men in early childhood education. Met them for the first time. I’m going to paste my very generic and typo laden notes I used to structure my talk. I wrote the chapter a couple of years […]

LA School to get all new staff as a result of horrendous sexual abuse of students

You’ve probably heard of this: The Los Angeles Unified School District is replacing the entire staff of Miramonte Elementary following the arrest of two teachers on lewd conduct charges last week, Superintendent John Deasy told parents at a meeting Monday night, the Los Angeles Times reported. I won’t go into details about the lewd conduct, it’s […]

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