Tag Archives: Awareness

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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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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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 … Continue reading

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