My classroom needs help!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 31, 2017 by Christopher Pearce

Hi everyone! While a lot of teachers and students are preparing to go back to school next week, I’ve already been at it for about half a month! Ohio schools resume pretty early and I have to say… I’m loving my new job more than I ever hoped I would. It’s exiting and, in a weird way, kind of a relief.

One of the most exciting things about my new position as a 7th grade ELA teacher is that I’m going to be doing a lot of work with my kids through sustained silent reading and student choice. I’ve always been pretty passionate about SSR in the classroom and I’ve done a load of comics about it. Here’s one.

I’m encountering a problem however. I’ve been a high school teacher for the better part of my career and frankly, a lot of the books I have in my classroom lending library aren’t all that great for the age groups of my new students. Some of the themes are a little mature, some of the content a little more tuned to older readers than the kids I’ll be working with on a daily basis.

Which brings me to this: I have a DonorsChoose proposal up right now to refresh my classroom’s comic lending library. Longtime readers know how passionate I am about getting comics into the hands of students. This project will let me have books more tuned to younger readers in that area of the classroom.

Please check the project out and help if you can. I know there’s a lot of ways you can spend your charitable dollars in 2017 so your support is much appreciated.

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Bad Kids…

Posted in 2016-2017 school year, Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 23, 2017 by Christopher Pearce

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This was frustrating! I had to explain to this former student that my reasons for accepting a new job had nothing to do with the behavior of the students at her school and instead stemmed from a variety of other concerns.

I’ve rarely encountered “bad kids”. Bad situations, yes… but almost never bad kids.

Here’s Why, Part 5

Posted in 2016-2017 school year, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 14, 2017 by Christopher Pearce

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Here’s Why, Part 4

Posted in 2016-2017 school year with tags , , , , on August 11, 2017 by Christopher Pearce

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Here’s Why, Part 3

Posted in 2016-2017 school year with tags , , , , , on August 10, 2017 by Christopher Pearce

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Here’s Why, Part 2

Posted in 2016-2017 school year, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 9, 2017 by Christopher Pearce

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Here’s Why, Part 1

Posted in 2016-2017 school year, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 8, 2017 by Christopher Pearce

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I haven’t been very productive on the teaching comics front for the last few years, at least not in quantity. Back in May, I drew a couple of comics during exam week and I hadn’t planned on posting them… but as my circumstances changed and the comics grew, I gradually decided they’d be something I want to share with you all.

If you’d care to look at those older comics I referenced, you can find the bulk of them here.