Maureen Devlin, NBCT

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Maureen Devlin, NBCT is a fifth grade teacher in Wayland, Massachusetts. 2016-2017 will be her 31st year teaching elementary school. Over that time, she has taught first, fourth, and fifth grades as well as teacher candidates. As an educator Maureen is committed to learning in effective ways so she is able to provide students with a top-notch education. During the fall of 2015 she also had the opportunity to instruct teacher candidates at Framingham State University in two semester-long Math Curriculum Methods courses. Additional blogs can be viewed here.
Teach Well: Who Chooses for You and Why Does that Matter?
Maureen Devlin, NBCTJuly 18, 2017

Too often in the name of efficiency directors, coaches and other administrators choose for teachers rather than supporting the kind of collaboration and autonomy that gives educators the professional choice, voice and leadership they’ve earned through their education, experience and professional tenure. Why do professional educators allow themselves to be directed with little voice or choice? Why do they follow along without speaking up, advocating and using the talent, skill and investment they regularly bring to the profession? I know that both the way time is used and school structure is created often stand in the way of teacher voice,…

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