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Musings of a Red Headed Teacher

Megan Allen

November 6, 2014

The Teacher's Desk: An Unspoken Message


 I have a lot of changes going on lately, and I’m not just talking about my wardrobe with the onslaught of the chillier, fall weather. A new job, a new location, even a newly expanded family. And I’m finding that in addition to all of these new changes come many new perspectives.

One new viewpoint in my life involves the classroom. I have attended countless open houses as a classroom teacher, but never once as a parental unit. Until now.

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Megan Allen

October 8, 2014

Talk with Teachers interview: Epic fist fights, embracing failure, and building relationships with social media


I love students. I love teachers. And I really love teachers who do cool things because of how much they care about students and public education! 

Brian and Jessica Sztabnik are two teachers who do just that with their Talks with Teachers website, Pinterest page, Facebook page, and podcast (which is now the number one K-12 podcast on iTunes!).

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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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