ciao for now
Jun13

ciao for now

I am now five days post-travel home and have had plenty of time to reflect on my experience in Italy studying the Reggio approach to learning and teaching. I have also thought a lot about the difference between the United States and Italy. I was surprised by how much we have Americanized Italian food; I expected to like the food better in Italy, but I honestly like our version better because I am more accustomed to it. I also found it...

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a teacher’s role
May31

a teacher’s role

Day ‘tre’: such a neat day visiting a local Catholic school, recycling center, and University of UNIMORE. The private Catholic school consisted of a lower level of kindergarten students (ages 3-5), as well as a second level with primary students (6-10) and secondary students (11-13). Whereas the United States has grades K-12, Italy sets it up quite differently. They have grades 1-5 for primary school, grades 1-3 for...

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Italy, here I come…
May22

Italy, here I come…

To be completely honest, the thought of traveling gives me an unsettled feeling. This feeling shows no discrimination to distance, as I become anxious over a simple trip to a neighboring state. That being said, you can only imagine the emotions I am going through as I prepare to study abroad in Reggio Emilia, Italy for a week! As I sift through these overwhelming thoughts of traveling to another country, I remind myself of all the...

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