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Musings of a Red Headed Teacher

Megan Allen

February 1, 2016

Florida: The Connected Educator

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This guest blog post is written by Janelle Dickerson, a recongnized and certified K-8 dance educator and teacher leader at a ES/PS 315 The Lab School for Children in the Bronx. Her piece was inspired by the teacher leader vignettes written in Flip the System: Changing Education from the Ground Up.

Fran Siracusa interviewed by Janelle Dickerson


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Megan Allen

September 11, 2015

Part 2: Back to school in 5-7-5

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And here is part two! Despite sweltering heat and long professional development sessions, hope lives in our schools!

Six days of P.D.

Blood-born pathogens. Too much.

Finally students here! (Karen Tritt, KS)


Believe and inspire 

Hope unabated abounds 

In them, the future. (Dave Bosso, CT)


Ninety-one degrees

sweltering hot and smelly

Really hard to learn. (Jae Goodwin, MA)


Retire, not yet!

Guidance and love to give-still,

Whatever it takes. (Adrianne Teal, FL)

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Megan Allen

September 10, 2015

Part 1: Back to school in 5-7-5

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Confession time: I wasn’t always attentive at faculty meetings (gasp!). I used to sit in the back of faculty meetings on Tuesday afternoons, mind swirling with a thousand things for my to-do list, trying to pay attention, but not always the best at doing so.  And sometimes, I would participate in a team-bonding activity in the back of the media center of Burney Elementary School in Plant City, Florida. A nerdy team-bonding activity. What were we doing?

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