Teachers' Club (for men in Education)

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Teachers' Club (for men in Education)

Virtual staff room for visionary teachers of every discipline. This is a good place for educators to discuss their collective role in society--particularly in regards to their duty as role models for young men. 

What does it mean to be a male role model for young boys in the classroom?

How can we serve them best?

 

Members: 63
Latest Activity: Jan 10

Discussion Forum

Ideal teacher = female teacher? Uh...

Started by Scoon. Last reply by Scoon Apr 9, 2015. 10 Replies

Hi all,I didn't expect this to happen, but there is something on which I am desperate to get other male teachers' opinions.Short backstory: After a career in finance I have returned to university to…Continue

Tags: sexism, teacher, pre-service, teaching, prejudice

Dressing for work

Started by Matthew Perry. Last reply by Joseph Robert Feb 28, 2015. 19 Replies

Gentlemen I need some advice! I have always taken pride in the way I dress for work because I think it is important to show young men how to properly dress. Unfortunately in today's society male…Continue

Developing the rest of the Human

Started by Jack Bouchard. Last reply by Jay Maxwell Dec 7, 2014. 3 Replies

In my experience with schools, there is a strong tendency to downplay or even avoid the stickier issues of life: character, morality etc. It's understandable, as the US does not have a homogenous…Continue

Tags: school, teaching, morality, adolescence, education

Student Club Focused on Masculinity

Started by Cedric Ebiner. Last reply by Cedric Ebiner Apr 7, 2014. 9 Replies

Started the True Gentlemen's Club last school year.  It is now an amazingly popular club at our school.  Any of you moderating a similar club?Continue

Tags: school, high, club

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Comment by Brown Fox on September 2, 2016 at 5:26am

372 more alarms until retirement.

Comment by Daniel Hall on January 19, 2015 at 11:11pm

Hey Dannie, 

I'd say embrace technology.  It is extremely present in the modern classroom.  Don't shy away from computers and videos--often times these can make for excellent learning tools.  As far as English goes (I am a humanities teacher at a prep school, I do English, History, Philosophy and Religious Studies) I'd advise you to hit the students where they are, not where you wish they were or are told they should be.  If a student is assigned War and Peace and can't read it and it collects dust on his shelf, is that really a net good?  I have my students read a lot of classics, but intersperse modern science fiction and thought provoking accessible texts.  Boredom = death in all subjects. 

Also, be prepared for crazy parent season.  Always a good time.

All best, 

Dan

Comment by Dannie Gray on January 19, 2015 at 9:42pm

So, this doesn't seem to be a very active group... But it's fine, if some folks tend to chime in, then great. 

I have finally gotten a job. I start my class next Monday. I'm VERY green in the field, but I'm excited about the new opportunity. I'll be teaching high schoolers, 9th and 11th grade. I have a whole set of different things to work on for my class, but does anyone have any tips for a brand new teacher in today's teaching environment? One of the things the administration harped on in the interview process was how school is completely different from the time that we went to school. So any help would be well received. Thanks in advance. 

Comment by Dannie Gray on December 4, 2014 at 8:26am

Hey guys, currently applying for positions as a Lateral entry. My subject would be English. If you guys have any tips for the interview process, I would be incredibly grateful. Not having traditional experience in the classroom seems to be slowing me down a little in the application process. I have an interview in a week though! 

Comment by Saxon on November 17, 2013 at 3:46am
Comment by Samuel Chapman on November 11, 2013 at 12:01pm

I'm in the process of applying for my teacher training to start next year.

Comment by Matt B on October 23, 2013 at 4:53am

Hey y'all, I currently teach four classes at an international school in Indonesia. This is my second year and I feel very privledged to be able to begin my career abroad. This year I'm teaching Humanities 7, 8 and a global perspectives class to grade 9 as well as English 10. 

Comment by Randy on August 11, 2013 at 7:36pm

Congrats Matthew, I am about to start year 10 tomorrow morning. 

Does you civics class switch to economics at the semester or is a year round class?

Comment by Matthew Perry on August 11, 2013 at 5:39pm

Just finished my first week of High School! Big change from the middle school kids! Course load is 9th grade World History, a geography elective and senior civics

Comment by Randy on June 27, 2013 at 11:21pm

U.S. History - U.S. Government and Economics teacher at a high school in Southern California. It's great to see this group on here. 

 

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