Midwest Clinic, Chicago Part 2

Midwest Clinic day 2 started with a quick 1 mile jog on the hotel treadmill, another cup of Dunkin Doughnuts coffee (I can’t get this within a 2 hour radius of my home in Mississippi), and the shuttle ride the McCormick Center. My first clinic of the day was a teaching style theory discussing the importance of constant reinforcement if the concepts of Tone, Literacy, & Coordination in the middle school classroom. Followed by a clinic discussing the practice, rehearsal, & teaching habits of a successful wind ensemble. Both were great clinic full of fantastic information. That afternoon I went to hotel early and my colleagues & I all went out walking the city streets up Michigan Ave stopping at various stores and shops along the way.

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At 6:00 we had dinner reservations at Gibson’s Steak House. This is one of the top rated steak restaurants in Chicago and something I look forward to every time I’m in town. When you order the waiter brings out a platter with all the different types of steak on it to choose from. The newly added Tomahawk steak proved to be quite a challenge for Matt.

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After the dinner we walked back down Michigan to our hotel stopping at a few shops and malls, taking pictures, and enjoying the break from Mississippi.

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Saturday was a dull day. Another 1 mile treadmill run, another cup of Dunkin Doughnuts coffee, Train ride back to the airport where I sat for 9 hours before boarding and taking off. My 3 coworkers left Chicago on a plane heading south back to Jackson, MS. I am heading to the west coast for a holiday in Southern California, and maybe a half marathon or two.

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