The overall direction is set!

This past week, I attended and presented some research at the Illinois Music Educators Conference. I found out that most educators are worried about evaluation reform because every session that had the word: Evaluation, Danielson, Data Teams, or Student Growth in the title was crammed with people. So much so, that I could not even attend one of them. In the future I hope to connect the effects of mindfulness and awareness techniques to address the evaluation tool most schools are or will be using http://www.danielsongroup.org (the framework: http://www.danielsongroup.org/article.aspx?page=frameworkforteaching) and meeting the terms of the PERA (Performance Evaluation Reform Act) law (http://www.isbe.state.il.us/PERA/default.htm) regarding indicators/proof of student growth as determined by the state and school district. Thus, my direction is set.  Image

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About discoverthought

Dr. Jeffrey Glogowski is a middle school music teacher and choral director of 17 years, currently teaching at Herget Middle School in the West Aurora School District. His foundational study about “Vipassana Meditation and Teacher Decision-making” has set the stage for more research that encourages teachers and students to explore life through the use of mindfulness, awareness of thoughts, and self-reflection as a means of nurturing the spirit while learning music. He enjoys using music as a vehicle to help others find their full potential and self worth.
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