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Maureen Devlin
Works at Wayland Public Schools Teacher Association
Attended College of the Holy Cross
Lived in Massachusetts
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Why is it important to give students the chance to tackle a tough task?
One recent summer afternoon, I had the time to talk to a relative I rarely see about her life and interests. She told me about her passion for crafts including her latest focus, soap making. Her story included her learning pa...
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Public schools hold tremendous potential for positive lives and a strong nation. I'm not ready to give up on public schools, are you?
I remember my first day of school. Dressed in a crisp plaid dress with a matching kerchief and brown leather shoes, I proudly marched up the wide, shiny wooden steps of my large, brick city elementary school. A small group of...
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What is your visual image of now and future?
Now Today may systems are not as fluid, seamless, streamlined, or successful as possible. Future I think our best forward movement is to develop seamless systems that radiate the best of what we can do.
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What do you do about the vision/reality gaps that exist in your life?
What you dream of and what exists often don't match, but that doesn't always means there's something wrong with that. It's true that many of us envision worlds that don't yet exist--worlds of different opportunities, structur...
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Merging mindset/learning behavior lessons with math content knowledge, concept, and skill creates memorable and successful learning experiences.
Particularly at the beginning of the school year, it's essential to merge learning-to-learn mindset and behavior lessons with content focus. This integration helps students to gain confidence and skill as a learner as well as...
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Focus on team to ensure a successful math teaching/learning year.
At the start of the math year, build teamwork by employing the Global Cardboard challenge. Also emphasize team in explicit ways through the Global Cardboard Challenge efforts and via the strategies and information included in...
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There's still room for math fact assessment and skill building in the math classroom.
That Quiz is free and easy to use for simple student assessments and practice. While recent math research and writing points to a need to lessen our obsession with fact knowledge, an obsession that serves to make many stud...
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Do you know your contract?
Not unlike many an average fifth grader, I've often shied away from complex informational text. The text density, content specific vocabulary, and dryness of these documents are not inviting. Yet when one shies away from or a...
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How might we reshape school programs and efforts to better meet the needs of our most challenged students?
How would you describe your most challenged learners? What creates the challenge? I would describe my most challenged learners as those who are unable to learn successfully in the school setting. These are the students that d...
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A great song to lead our classroom community creation - Always Stay Humble and Kind So much to learn and so much potential in this world for good--great song.
I can imagine using this song at the start of the year to begin a discussion with colleagues and students about the kind of learning/teaching community we want to create and maintain. We could look over the lyrics and the...
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Creating a strong math teaching/learning community depends on explicitly creating and teaching routines with and for students.
It's important to visualize the math classroom and determine the routines that matter. Then it's important to explicitly teach and practice those routines. Many elementary school teachers are masters at routine--they establis...
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Start the math year with an emphasis on team, assessment, and review.
Start the year by focusing on the fact that students learn better when they work together. Emphasize that your math class is a math team, and as a team the way you work together matters. Ask students if they belong to any...
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Education
  • College of the Holy Cross
    Psychology/Liberal Arts, 1977 - 1981
  • Boston University
    Elementary Education, 1985 - 1986
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Female
Story
Tagline
Life Holds Tremendous Promise and Potential
Introduction
A teacher for 30 years and mom for 24 years, I engage in social media to share and learn about the best ways to teach, learn, and live. In my free time I especially enjoy adventures near and far with friends and family. Search my posts for information that you're interested in. I write a lot about math education, STEAM, ideas to improve educational systems/organization, professional learning, writing, travel near and far, community, politics, and more. I welcome your comments, suggestions, questions, and ideas. 
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Married to my best friend, Mike.
Work
Occupation
Educator
Skills
Learning Design, Tech Integration, Child/Parent Coaching, Field Study Organizer/Designer, Writer, Researcher, Analyst
Employment
  • Wayland Public Schools Teacher Association
    Representative, 2015 - present
    Building representative for our local union.
  • NBPTS
    Certified, 2015 - present
    Nationally certified by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards since 2004. Renewed certification in 2014.
  • Teacher Leadership Initiative Cohort III
    Participant, present
    Member of the TLI Cohort III program supported by the NEA and led in part by the Center for Teacher Quality and MTA.
  • Framingham State College
    Adjunct Professor, 2015 - present
    Teaching elementary mathematics and facilitating field study III for teacher candidates.
  • Wayland Public Schools
    Teacher, 2010 - present
    Education Consultant/Presenter
  • Teach Children Well
    Presenter, present
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Massachusetts
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What It Means to Really Take Care of Yourself | Tiny Buddha
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Sometimes we take great care of ourselves on the outside but we ignore emotions that need to be heard. Here's what it really means to take c

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Dr. Barbara Sheffels, a local geologist, volunteers her time each year to teach students in our school system about rocks, minerals and plat

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My family and I love to travel. Wonderful adventures create memories and experiences that families treasure far beyond the actual event. The

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