The Boy Who Became an Early-Childhood Educator
Reflections, Memories, and Future Thoughts about Our Field
A male educator explores the joys of working with children in this inspirational account.
Manuel Kichi Wong shares his personal journal entries that consider the challenges and obstacles of being a male educator in a field dominated by women. Whether it’s cooking, cleaning, changing diapers, dealing with parents, or interacting with children, he does whatever it takes to get the job done.
Find out what it really means to pursue a career as an early-childhood educator. Wong discusses ways to
•apply different methods to help children learn;
• work with children in various settings, including at school and at home;
•balance the demands of your job and personal life; and
•communicate better with parents and fellow teachers.
He also provides candid stories about the questions a man fields when he is an early-childhood teacher. Life in this profession isn’t easy, but the joys of giving and of working and being with children make it all worthwhile.
- iUniverse, May 2013
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