Mr. Maestre’s presentation entitled: The three Rs of early childhood male educators: Resiliency, respect, and retention, will be an hour and a half session that covers the first to third graders age group and is within the Men in Early Childhood Topic Track.
The session will provide critical analysis of the barriers and best practices that currently exist in recruiting and retaining male early childhood educators in diverse classroom settings, particularly those serving ELL and ESE student populations as well as the different teaching methodologies used by each gender that assists in ensuring student success. Additionally, the session will demonstrate and define a firm correlation between the successes of a diverse student population within an early educational setting as it relates to gender identification and the underlying social and cognitive causes that undermine its premise.
Additionally, according to a letter received from NAEYC, Mr. Maestre’s session has been hand-picked by NAEYC staff “from over 900 other sessions to be recorded because of its broad appeal to a diverse audience of early childhood educators. NAEYC staff considered many factors in the selection process, including the topic, age group, speaker expertise, session popularity and intended audience.”
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