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Musings of a Red Headed Teacher

Megan Allen

August 6, 2014

Let's peel back the layers behind the word "teacher!" #tobeateacher #rebrandteaching

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Last month at the National Network of State Teachers of the Year conference, it was stated that teachers were nation builders. That we, as educators, need to make apparent all the wonderful things that happen in our classrooms, to help rebrand the profession. As we sat in the audience, our wheels began turning.

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Megan Allen

July 10, 2014

How is teaching like nachos? What teaching is: Reflections of new teachers, part 2


This microblog is part 2 of a 3 day series that began yesterday. Enjoy! Chuckle. Laugh. Reflect...I sure did! Shout out (once again!) to the awesome soon-to-be teachers at Mount Holyoke College and Hampshire College who reflecting on their practice for this piece.

If teaching were a a food, it would be:

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Megan Allen

June 10, 2014

Game of Desks: A Song of Money and Lives

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Confession: I’m a big fan of The Onion and an equally big fan of Game of Thrones. In light of those two facts, I’d like to introduce this week’s blog in the form of a movie preview I’m working on (with a trailer to come!). I had this “aha” the other night as I was settling in with the show and a glass of red zin, realizing that there are so many similarities between Game of Thrones and the current situation in public education. Probably not what George R. R.

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