Student: Miss Duff you know what I noticed that there are more women teachers than men teachers at this school.

Teacher: You're right, I wonder why that is?

Student: Because women teachers know how to handle kids.

Teacher: (laughs out loud)

These kids are too much! They always have something to say about something.  However, he wasn’t off in this.  In 2016, according to Statistics Canada, there were 242, 845 women that made up the elementary and kindergarten teachers in Canada, and 45, 295 were men.

Why do you think the gap is so large in elementary school? Is it because ‘women teachers know how to handle kids’ as our little friend said?  

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Stephanie Duff

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