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Musings of a Red Headed Teacher

Megan Allen

April 13, 2015

Guest blog: Atlanta Educators' Prosecution is Legal but Unjust

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I have been following, quietly, the prosecution (persecution?) of the Atlanta educators in the testing scandal. To find out more about the legal perspective, I asked my childhood friend Joseph Allen to guest blog. Joseph is a successful attorney, and (from what I remember from high school), one of the most intelligent people I know. Below are his comments. My heart and thoughts go out to the Atlanta educators, students, and families. I do not condone their actions, but by no means do I feel that they are receiving fair treatment. 

 

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Megan Allen

March 14, 2015

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

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Confession: I've always had a dream of writing for The Onion. The sass, the wittiness, the humor...it 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

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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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