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Reflections from Briana: A CS Student Teacher

This is my last week in Chicago! I have not seen the entire city, but what I have seen (and eaten) has been very special to me. I learned so much in my program and made such great friends. I am happy to have been in this program and connected with communities I never would…
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Reflections from Briana: A CS Student Teacher

Hello! This week in my Chicago food journey I am finally working on the list I got from my students about places to go in Chicago. In Gage Park (where my hybrid placement) is I tried Rosa’s Tamales. I tried strawberry tamales and they were so delicious! They were sweet in a subtle way and…
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Reflections from Briana: A CS Student Teacher

Hello! This week we, Manna, Kieran, and I, were finally able to eat our delicious Small Cheval scavenger hunt meal! We walked to Small Cheval (only a ten minute walk from our apartment) on a beautiful spring day. We got there and ordered cheeseburgers and fries. Manna and I got garlic aioli fries- ooh la…
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Reflections from Briana: A CS Student Teacher

  Hello! Last night I was able to see the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit with Manna, Grace, Daniel, and Mean. We walked in not knowing what was going to happen. It was truly wonderful. After waiting in some lines, we walked into a large expansive space that had several different rooms of varying sizes. On…
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Reflections from Briana: A CS Student Teacher

Greetings and salutations! Exciting news came in yesterday! Chicago Semester has been hosting a scavenger hunt for us students in the month of February and my team has won! We were the student teaching group, appropriately named “Shaping Minds, Changing Lives,” and we totally won. I am still in shock, and so are Kieran and…
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Reflections from Briana: A CS Student Teacher

Hello again! I am excited to show you some pictures from a walk I took with my friend Manna. This was Wednesday last week, we are both teaching remotely on Wednesdays. Manna is an elementary teacher, so she goes in for in-person instruction four days of the week. She is an amazingly sweet person. Even…
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Reflections from Briana: A CS Student Teacher

Hello! My name is Briana Coman and go to Trinity Christian College. I am a student teacher for Solorio Academy High School. I am currently living in Chicago for a semester abroad with the program Chicago Semester and it has been so exciting. I actually live about an hour away from Chicago, so this is…
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Reflections from Janae: A CS Student Teacher

The last blog post of the semester!? WHAT!? Crazy to think that Thanksgiving is this week and Christmas is right around the corner! I only have 4 weeks of student teaching left and will be leaving my home in Chicago even sooner! Wow how time flies! I have super exciting news to share before I…
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Reflections from Janae: A CS Student Teacher

Welcome back! I cannot believe that it is November; where has time gone!? It feels like just yesterday I was moving into my apartment at Canterbury, riding the Red Line for the first time, and taking my first trip to Jewel. Now, coming back to my apartment feels normal, I have gotten comfortable riding the…
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Reflections from Janae: A CS Student Teacher

Hello again! So glad you have decided to check back in for more student teaching stories and very importantly my new restaurant review! Teaching from my apartment and seeing students through a screen has become normal, which is something I never thought I would say, and I am sure something many people never thought they…
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