#46: Law School to Master Teacher: Megan Allen shares her teaching journey

Megan Allen

Mt. Holyoke College

Her passion in education is focused on one major tenet: the successful transformation of our education system, led by professional educators. Megan’s current areas of research are around teacher leadership, cultivating teacher leadership capacity in pre-service teachers, career continuums in education, education policy and its impacts on the classroom, and working with high-needs populations.megan







In this episode you will learn:

  • Why she never considered being a teacher in high school or college
  • How Ally McBeal and Boston Public changed her life path
  • What Megan is doing to developing a graduate program in teacher leadership
  • When collaboration with colleagues can make a difference
  • How failure can help teachers grow
  • The epic fight that broke out in her classroom and what she learned from it
  • Why summers are essential to teacher growth
  • What blogs you should follow like Jose Vilson, Donalyn Miller, and  Bill Ferriter
  • What reflection means and how to do it properly
  • How to build relationships on social media


Megan’s book recommendations:

  Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

  This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education

  Mindset: The New Psychology of Success