Megan Freel, M.Ed., received her Master’s in Education from Johns Hopkins University while teaching in Baltimore City through Teach For America. She has taught in various title 1 schools across the country and worked primarily with disadvantaged communities. Megan specializes in developing anti-racist instruction for diverse students. She has created multiple curriculums for middle and high school students that use a social justice lens to confront history. She has been trained in Restorative Practices, Trauma-informed Teaching, and student-centered learning. Currently, Megan is teaching at Cesar Chavez k-8, a DLI school in North Portland.
Course No. ED478j, ED578j
Writing is an invaluable skill for our students. Literacy directly correlates with better student outcomes, including higher wages and more formal education (AAFP). Unfortunately, educators are rarely taught how to make writing engaging for their diverse classrooms. As a result, teachers struggle to motivate students who have internalized failure at writing.