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I teach French.

I will never cure cancer. I will never be the first female president. I will not argue essential court cases or invent a new car. I won’t make enough money to have multiple houses or get involved in inside trader … Continue reading

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A Wedding Story: The part that actually matters the most

After a week of fall and Proust, we are back to wedding photos, but I promise – only for a couple more times. Isn’t it funny that we spend months – and thousands and thousands of dollars – on the … Continue reading

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“Comment ça va?”

I wish to correct a potential misconception. If you were innocently reading this blog, you might think that my life in DC is wandering starry eyed though monuments, taking pretty pictures, eating overpriced delicacies, and generally living life up. Let … Continue reading

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« Allons voir un coucher du soleil »

The joyous thing about teaching is that you get to inflict on your students all the things you love most. For me, that meant lots of French literature and poetry. Some appreciated it, some did not, all endured it. With … Continue reading

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Change of Plans

Remember those fantastic students I like to brag about? Here they are, in all their glory. This was from a recent performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  In my opinion (which is only slight biased), they are the … Continue reading

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Gems from Grading

Ok, so spring break hasn’t been all perfect DC moments and pretty photos. I have also used this time off for some much needed grading.  I think my students may have even forgotten that they did some of these assignments, … Continue reading

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They have eaten on the insane root

Perhaps it is this unremitting winter, or perhaps it is the inconsistent schedule due to snow days, or maybe it is something in the water, but whatever the case, reason has been taken prisoner.  High school students are always prone … Continue reading

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Kiss the Earth

My students are currently memorizing French romantic poetry.   To prepare them for this quarter, I spent a class period discussing what defines the French Romantic movement.  One of my colleagues teaches English, and she has the best description to differentiate … Continue reading

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Grading

Over the past month, work has taken so much time that blogging has been shoved to the side. The weeks between Thanksgiving break and Christmas break passed in a whirlwind of testing, grading, and charging through lectures and notes to … Continue reading

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Almost Famous

I love my job. Part of this love is birthed from sheer gratefulness, as jobs are few and far between these days.  But often even those who are thankful to have jobs dread going to them. Not so with Mademoiselle … Continue reading

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