Monthly Archives: May 2009

Chicago – A Life Defining Experience

Bill Murchie ’10 – Wow, what a week thus far! During these past 6 days, I have learned so much about the city of Chicago as well as myself. For an Indiana boy who has never used public transportation before, the first … Continue reading

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Experience Expands Perspective on Life

Chris Schweigel ’10 – What can I say about my experience in Chicago and the public school system? I can say that I have had a lot of new and eye-opening experiences. In my short time in Chicago I have seen things … Continue reading

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Learning How Culture Shapes a School

Elijah Sanders ’10 – This week has obviously been a learning experience for me. I have contemplated teaching in Chicago for a couple of years now and was really looking forward to this experience, and it did not disappoint. I … Continue reading

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A Wabash Guy Who Talks on the Subway

Ben Humphreys ’10 – Over the past few days in Chicago, Dr. Iazzetto and Mrs. Phillips have pushed all of us towards understanding the culture of which we’re immersed in. Dr. Iazzetto, who is from Chicago, has guided us to … Continue reading

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Experience Changes Big City Perceptions

Brody Tarter ’10 – I have been in Chicago for 5 days now and I have adjusted well to city life. Coming from a small town of no more than 5,000 people and having never visited the city before, I can … Continue reading

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Inner City Schools Can be Tough Places

Matt Ward ’05 – My overall impressions of Chicago are very similar to what I experienced during our brief visit at the end of March; the students do not seem to be the problem with Chicago Public Schools. It is the … Continue reading

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Teaching With Jeremy Robinson ’04

Jon Hogge ’10 – My experience in the Chicago Public Schools has been awesome. I have been placed at Rauner College Prep. My host teacher is Jeremy Robinson ’04. This is much different than all of the other guys that … Continue reading

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