Anachan's Corner

One woman's journey through marriage, motherhood, and the classroom…

Life Is Not Fair

Freshmen whine a lot. They whine when assignments are given; they whine when someone else got the stability ball chair first; they whine when they are required to be separated from the friend with whom they were playing a “poke me, poke you” game because of the disruption to the class. One of their biggest […]

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Partying With Patrick Henry

A few¬†weeks ago, my American literature class read “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” a sermon by the renowned Puritan preacher Jonathan Edwards. The piece is one which is considered an “Anchor Text” in the new Common Core-aligned textbook selected from the list of state-approved texts last year. Published by Pearson, the company […]

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