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Male teachers provide important role models

Ed Source – Josh Brown

“Like Ernesto, too many boys grow up without a strong male role model at home — or at school. This gender disparity in the teaching profession is unfortunate because it is critically important for young boys to see positive male role models in their lives. Qualities that make a great teacher, like patience and sympathy, are not typically associated with men. By modeling these character traits, male teachers can shape their students’ ethical compass and might even inspire them to become teachers themselves. As much as young men look up to sports figures, a strong male role model in the front of the classroom can positively influence the emotional development of his students, especially boys.”(more)

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