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Cristy Vogel
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High School French Teacher
High School French Teacher

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Does anyone still read this blog? Ha. I wouldn't blame you if you didn't...seeing how I haven't posted for going on a year. When you decide to switch schools each year (two schools in two years,) you might be like me, and need the time to adjust to the new ...

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Lifelong Learning with Snapchat
Spring Break 2016 started out like several others have over the years with a flight to Colorado and a happy reunion with best friends, Keri and Aaron. On the agenda: hugs, good food, and plans for local adventure! This year's week of Colorado vacation, howe...

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On Student Voice : Seating and Other Classroom Comforts
Student voice. Seems like it's been a hot topic of discussion for the past several years. However, I'm not so sure it makes its way to many classrooms. Perhaps it's like many other trendy topics that explode and then slowly fade to an occasional ember. When...

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Update: The French-Only Classroom Revisited
If anything motivates me to carve out time for a blog post, it's when a member of my PLN asks me to explain how I do something. Thanks, @CathMus , for inspiring me to publish an update! She asked me how I keep my high school learners in French during our ti...

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Relationships: World Language Advocacy in Education
Bonjour! Hello! After spending a few months settling in to my new school, I'm happy to sit down and write a quick post. As of last week, I stepped down as a moderator of the weekly Twitter #langchat, so I'm hoping that I'll use the extra time to blog more r...

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Unit Understandings: Documenting the Learning
Welcome back!  After a whirlwind spring semester and summer full of big changes, it's time to get ready to embark on a new journey as the French teacher at a large (soon-to-be 1:1) public high school near Charlotte. Before I begin this next chapter in my ca...

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Target Language Tunes: One Way to Effectively Use Music in the World Language Classroom
Music moves. Music uplifts. Music inspires. Music empowers. Let's just say that I can't imagine my life without beautiful, rockin' tunes and opportunities to dance either at small or large venues in cities across the country. Yet, until recently, I rarely p...

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Target Language Tunes: One Way to Effectively Use Music in the World Language Classroom
Music moves. Music uplifts. Music inspires. Music empowers. Let's just say that I can't imagine my life without beautiful, rockin' tunes and opportunities to dance either at small or large venues in cities across the country. Yet, until recently, I rarely p...

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ACTFL 2014: Year End Professional Learning Recap
After preparing the ENTIRE Thanksgiving dinner for a few guests and preparing over 100 gingerbread man cookies for the annual holiday decorating party that took place at my home this year, As you can imagine, I was delighted to be able to just hang out with...

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Celebrating Learning : The Return to Campus & Community
Welcome back to school! Bonne rentrée !  If you haven't returned to school yet, I wish you a happy return to campus when you get there! In either scenario, I hope you will find some inspiration from this post.  Below are some thoughts I have on what we shou...
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