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Musings of a Red Headed Teacher

Megan Allen

March 14, 2015

Why we should be cautious about being TOO good as teachers (SATIRE!)


Confession: I've always had a dream of writing for The Onion. The sass, the wittiness, the speaks to me. Thanks to the Future Educators' Association (soon the be Educators Rising) and Go Teach magazine, I had the amazing opportunity to write my first satire piece, wrapping in some right-to-work jabs, commentary on shrinking education budgets, and the incorrect but seemingly growing assumption that teachers are cogs that can be replicated and/or replaced by technology. 

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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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