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. Having lost two beloved aunts that year (non-Covid related), Praise had […]Read More
Editorial: “Time Flies When You Are Having Fun.”
“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 […]Read More
Video: Why do men teach elementary children?
This video shows male elementary teachers from around the country talking about things they like about their jobs in an attempt to get more high school students to consider elementary teaching as a career. My classmate and I made it for our education capstone project at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpwRpYi5nCkRead More
Do we really need teachers to be male role models?
It’s been odd to hear so much concern at the news that the proportion of male teachers has fallen to its lowest-ever level. The truth, of course, is that the vanishing male teacher should not worry anyone. Quite the reverse. Most of us are quite annoying in some way or another, and too many of […]Read More
Editorial: Being a Father and A Teacher
When I first started working with infants and toddlers the last thing I was thinking about was being a role model as a male teacher. All I was trying to do was just to survive every day without making too many unintentional mistakes. I did not like making mistakes and tended to avoid situations that […]Read More
Black educators can help solve racial disparities in education
As we close out Black History Month, I believe Jacksonville has an opportunity to make history by investing in black educators. Research has shown that teacher diversity helps all students, especially students who look like them. One study found that low-income black boys are 39 percent more likely to graduate high school if they have […]Read More