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Musings of a Red Headed Teacher

Megan Allen

January 21, 2015

A lesson plan for family engagement


What can we do to in teacher prep to better prepare teachers to engage with families?

I spoke to Melissa Erickson, Executive Director of the Alliance for Public Schools, about the topic. The resulting conversation was full of ideas for new and veteran teachers alike. Read our piece and other great ideas in this week’s Teaching Ahead from Ed Week. 

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Megan Allen

December 16, 2014

12 Signs it's Close to Winter Break


The winter break countdown has begun in schools across the United States!



What are 12 signs that it's close to winter break? Watch this quick video and enjoy a good chuckle. I'm crowdsourcing ideas for part 2, so I'd love to hear how you know it's close to break in your school building. What are you noticing in your little elves?

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