Saturday, July 23, 2016

"You made all time; You are before all time; and the 'time,' if such we may call it, when there was no time was not time at all. It is therefore true to say that when You had not made anything, there was no time, because time itself was of Your making. And no time is co-eternal with You, because You never change; whereas, if time never changed it would not be time" (Augustine 263). 

Augustine, Aurelius. Confessions. Trans. R. S. Pine-Coffin. London: Penguin Books, 1961. Print. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

listening to literature is good for everyone

Well, these two articles basically sum up how I taught last year.

Three Words Can Save the Drowning First Year Lit Teacher

Stop Assigning Reading Homework 

It's really quite relieving to know that someone recommends all of this. And, therefore, maybe, as I prepare for this second year, I don't need to get as far away from doing things this way as I thought. Thank you Lord for timely advice as I sit in the middle of a large stack of books that I know I will not finish reading before September.