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The Summer Recap, i.e the Summer Reading List

I realize that teachers are notoriously a complaining bunch. Yes we have to put up with the world’s offspring, but honestly, it is a wonderful job. When I was reading about all of the teachers rioting because their pensions were … Continue reading

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A Few Final Things

Even magical vacations in Paris have to come to an end.  I can’t really fathom every being happy or really ready to leave Paris, but I did feel that I was somewhat freer to leave for the following reasons. Mouffetarte … Continue reading

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Pleasant Company

I don’t know how Paris can not rub off and make someone artsy. Everything about the city screams artistic inspiration. As you walk through the streets you walk among art, among buildings that testify to centuries of changing artistic styles … Continue reading

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Library of Impressions

My dad was flying back from Israel this past weekend and arranged to have a several day layover in Paris. This marked his first time in Paris, and I was determined for us to enjoy it as much as possible … Continue reading

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Jillian Michaels and Robert Frost

Jillian Michaels may be a sadist, but at least there is poetry. Ok, I should back up. I love my colleagues.  Regardless of how often I get frustrated with my students, I love the teachers and staff that I work … 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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Primary Colors and Prime Ministers

“I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.” – Winston Churchill I don’t actually remember learning the color wheel. I am sure that at some … Continue reading

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