Males who work in the early childhood field are rare. I mean, really rare. Under 2% of the workforce seems to be the generally accepted figure. And males who blog about ECE and/or childhood seem to be even rarer. When I started researching this post I knew of just 7. Thanks to Donna and Sherry at Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning and Greg at Males in Early Childhood I now know of
14. Make that 29 blogs by 27 authors!
The standard is astonishingly high. They range from classroom blogs to blogs about the nature of play & childhood to the politics of early childhood education to parenting and points in between. There’s something to be learned from all of them.
This was originally going to be a really long post describing each blog, with links to favourite posts, & photos, bios, yada, yada. All my blog posts seem to end up as major essays and this was no exception. Time to fight back!
So here in random order are the
14 29 blogs (no, really random, I used this random list generator, at least for the first 14 – the rest are in the order I became aware of them). Just go and read them, OK?
You can also find Greg on Facebook at his Males in Early Childhood Education Page.
You can also find Alistair on Facebook on his ABC Does Ltd Page.
You can also find Tim on Facebook on his Rethinking Childhood Page.
You can also find Scott on Facebook at his Brick by Brick Page.
You can also find Trevor on Facebook on his Literacy, Families & Learning Page
You can also find Marc on Facebook at his Marc Armitage at Play Page.
You can also find Mr Shrek on Facebook at his Mr Shrek Page.
You can also find Noah on Facebook at his The People Garden Page
You can also find Jeff on Facebook at his Explorations Early Learning LLC Page
You can also find Matt on Facebook at his Look At My Happy Rainbow Page
You can also find Tom Bedard on Facebook at his Sand and Water Tables Page.
You can also find Rusty on Facebook on his EarthPlay Page
You can also find Tom on Facebook on his Teacher Tom Page
You can also find Brian on Facebook on his Hopkins Hoppin Blog Page
You can also find Sergio on Facebook on his crayons, wands, and building blocks Page
Marc doesn’t appear to be on Facebook, but he’s on Twitter @marc_faulder
This is an anonymous blog.
Enrique does a monthly blog post at PreK & K Sharing but does not currently have a regular blog of his own.
You can also find Enrique on Facebook on his Living Like a Child Group.
I don’t know if Dan Hodgins is on Facebook
I don’t know if Mr Forest Schools is on Facebook
My Hullabaloo is no longer being updated, but is still up. Matt’s new blog can be found at mattBgomez
You can also find Matt Gomez on Facebook on his My Hullabaloo Page
You can also find Bill on Facebook on his Cooperative Kids Page
Not so much a blog as a website, but there are some great articles and information from Adam Buckingham, a man who does exactly what the website title says: turn trash into treasure in amazingly creative ways for early childhood settings. I don’t know if Adam is on Facebook.
You can also find David Wright on Twitter @ Mr_Paintpots. I don’t think he’s on Facebook.
You can also find Jim on Facebook on his Jim Gill Page
This blog appears to have been removed. I’m not sure if Liam McNicholas is also on Facebook
You can also find Tony on Facebook on his Tony Kee- Childcaresurfboatcrossfitdad Page.
If you know of more blogs about early childhood by males pop the link in a comment and I will add them to this post. Thanks!
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