How many male teachers at your elementary school?

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  1. teacherguy111

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    We have 3 including myself. I teach 4th, one other teaches 5th and there is one intervention specialist. I have 4-9 grades license, so I'm right at the bottom of my licensure.
     
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    Out of 30ish of the certified staff, there's 7 of us. 1 PE, 2 Music, 3 in intermediate, and 1 in SPED. Out of the support staff/IA/Para, the only other males are our two custodians.
     
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    3
     
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    3, usually 2.
     
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    Last year, the school (K-2) I was at had 2. This year, the school (K-4) I am at, has 0.
     
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    Two, both in 5th grade.
     
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    We have 4 male staff but none are core content teachers.
     
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    There are three men on my team of nine. We have maybe 10-12 in the building, I think.

    We are 6-8, which is still elementary some places.

    I don't think our K-2 building has a single male teacher, but the 3-5 building has maybe 3?
     
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    I say it is about 70% women and 30% men.
     
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    1. At district wide, grade-level meetings: 1
     
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    One third, one SPED, two intervention.
     
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    4--Phys Ed, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6.
     
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    6 if I'm counting right...
     
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    I don't know the full number of teaching staff at my school, but there are 5 full time male teachers (ESL, classroom, and specials) plus two who I think are part time or go between multiple buildings.
     
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    Both of our second grade teachers are male as well as our music teacher and one of our P.E. teachers. Not a teacher, but our counselor is also male as is our principal.
     
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    1—the art teacher
     
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    We had one in a classroom , but he left. Now it's just one specialist who is assigned to multiple schools, so he isn't really "ours".
     
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    There are 41 classroom teachers. 1 is male. We also have a male special education teacher and PE teacher, plus a 0.6 art teacher and a 0.8 tech specialist.
     
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    2 classroom teachers and our media specialist

    edit: oh, our 2 PE coaches.
     
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    This made me think though about a more troubling trend I see at my school. There are 5 male teachers in my building at least three days a week (or teacher-equivalents, in the case of our tech guy)... we're all white. There are 10 men who work in the building though... the other five are six of our custodians, all are either black or Hispanic. The sixth custodian, our building supervisor, is the only Hispanic woman on staff (other than our translator/parent liaison). My building does not have any Asian employees of any sort, except for the cafeteria staff (all of whom are Asian women), and an assistant principal. We have five black teachers, all women, despite being 40% black. We have no Hispanic instructional staff, even though Hispanics make up 20% of our school population. We have no Asian teachers of any sort, even though 20% of our school is Asian. Whites only make up 20% of the school population, but virtually every teacher in the building is white.

    I'd shudder to think the message that our black and Hispanic students (especially the boys) must think as they look over our staff.
     
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    0-even our custodian is a woman.
     
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    1 male teacher out of like 32 teachers. lol
     
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    The AP, STEAM teacher, and one 5th grade teacher are the only males we have. The year I taught 3rd in a different district I had two male teammates; that school had a lot of male teachers. One of my current teammates used to work in a school where the entire Kindergarten team was male. That was definitely rare!
     
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    We have 3. A 4k teacher, the PE coach, and the assistant that works in the library.
     
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    I think teacher diversity is such a strange thing. 80% or more of teachers are white women, usually middle class or higher. What is it about teaching that draws that particular subset of people?
    But then my school, which is predominantly Hispanic, Asian, and Black students, has a pretty diverse staff. Our tech teacher is male and Asian. The office staff and at least one teacher are all Hispanic. We had an Asian teacher last year, but she's changed districts. Eight of the 30 classroom and intervention teachers are Black (and two classroom teachers are male), plus three Black student teachers (one of whom is male), and one of the PE teachers is a Black man. Our custodial staff is all Black. A large portion of the support staff is Black as well. Our principal is Black.
    Apart from the student body (we have something like 20 languages spoken just at my school), this is the most diverse school I've ever been in. Subbing though, I almost never saw any teachers of color, and it was rare to see male teachers at the elementary level. It's just strange how teaching has ended up being almost a "white mom" job -- 20-something white women go into teaching, are newly married or get married, have kids, stay home with the kids for a few years, and then go back into teaching. That's such a common thing it feels like it's just part of the job. And it's just weird.
     
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    I’m in preschool and we have 1 male teacher. He has good points and bad. The kids & parents love him. Honestly, I feel he’s a token and the director keeps him for good points with NAEYC and ECERS.

    He talks to custodian, parents and teachers passing by all day, uses his phone during naptime, leaves early and comes back late for lunch. Surfs the Internet and what’s worst of all, sits on the kids’ couch in the library and takes a nap! o_O

    He had very little discipline or supervision. Lets kids run in the hall and trash the bathroom, stop up sink and leave water everywhere. Outside on the playground, he’s useless. Talks on his phone. When a kid needs to potty, he uses that excuse to go in and never comes back. He does minimal obsevations, (“Matt said hello.”) His lesson plans are full of holes. He mainly sits and does fingerplays. The supervisor complains to his lead teacher, (kids aren’t supervised, you need better lesson plans) but never calls him on anything! My neighbor teacher is pulling her hair out.

    I wish he was more proactive and responsible. I get his kids next year! :oops:
     
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    In the clinical school that I am at, there are only 2 male teachers that I am aware of. One, a 4th grade teacher who teachers math and science. And the other is a math helper and aid. I wonder why there is such a discrepancy in male teachers today? I hope that more males join the field of education. When even looking at my education classes, I don't see a lot of men in them. There are only 2 men in my classes, which saddens me a little. I'd like to see more men as future educators!
     
  29. Master Pre-K

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    I once worked in a diverse school. It was very nice indeed. Genuine and comfortable. It was in southern CA. Other schools in IL had a wide variety of races and many men too. But everyone sat on ‘their’ side in the teacher’s lounge. Even in inservice meetings. We need our children to see what our world truly reflects.

    The kids see teachers separating so they see it as the norm.
     

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