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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.

So… Why Discover Thought?

Many times when a student asks me a question, one of my main responses are “Be carful of the questions you ask,” or “Do you really want to hear the answer?” For example, they ask me about my web domain … Continue reading

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Summer Escape: A Teacher’s Guide to Using Time off as a Means to Becoming a Better Educator

Summertime… A time for Teachers’ to practice a different set of 3R’s: Reflect, Rejuvenate, and Respond! Plain and simple, time off and away from anything helps give another perspective, which supports authentic reflection that can help rejuvenate the soul and … Continue reading

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Mindful Agreements to Deal With Drama

In the past few weeks I have experienced some heightened drama coming from my middle school students. Much could explain this phenomenon, such as cold and snowy weather, the winter blues, and standardized testing season, nonetheless, I chose to add … Continue reading

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Daring Discussions in a Mindful Manner

Discussion is the art of encouraging and directing students to exchange ideas freely with one another to construct knowledge and is a critical skill of a proficient or distinguished teacher (Danielson Framework, Domain 3 – Instruction). The practice of mindfulness, … Continue reading

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Skilled Mindfulness: How Do You Strengthen the Social Emotional Whole?

The time has come to teach mindfulness to students. Teaching mindfulness to students can improve social and emotional skills such as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and decision-making, which directly impacts classroom procedures and student behaviors. According to the … Continue reading

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Interaction of the Mindfulness Muscle

The practice of mindfulness (purposeful, non-judgmental attention, and detached awareness) can contribute to creating and establishing a positive classroom atmosphere that supports educational value, viable interactions, challenging learning, open creativity, and regular effort, all the while transferring passion. According to the Danielson Framework – Domain … Continue reading

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Mindful planning and preparation

Some of the main areas of concerns regarding planning and preparation (Domain 1) as outlined by the Danielson Framework for Teaching consists of demonstrating knowledge of content and pedagogy, demonstrating knowledge of students, setting instructional outcomes, demonstrating knowledge of resources, … Continue reading

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