Archive for February, 2013

Teacher Comics: Proverb

Posted in 2012-2013 school year with tags on February 28, 2013 by Christopher Pearce

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I’m of two minds about this comic. This is something that happened; a student actually said  this. It’s also sort of a hacky joke… and I don’t do “jokes” very often with these comics. They’re a more observational than funny.

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Teacher Comics: Wardrobe Malfunction

Posted in 2012-2013 school year with tags on February 27, 2013 by Christopher Pearce

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Yes, this actually happened. The sad part is, this isn’t even the most embarrassing “wardrobe malfunction” I’ve had in the past two weeks.

Teacher Comics: Assemby

Posted in 2012-2013 school year with tags , on February 26, 2013 by Christopher Pearce

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Question: Other teachers out there, are your students being pitched to about school rings when they’re 9th graders? In my recollection, my graduating class didn’t start getting the hard sell from Herff-Jones until my Junior/Senior year…

Teacher Comics: Warm Bodies

Posted in 2012-2013 school year with tags , , on February 25, 2013 by Christopher Pearce

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It seems like every time I do Romeo and Juliet in my class, Hollywood has come out with a new spin on the tale. A few years ago, it was Gnomeo and Juliet. I believe there’s a big budget new version of the tale hitting theaters this October with Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet. I’ve even read that ABC just commissioned a series based on updating R&J to the modern era for next season!

For the record, I haven’t read or seen Warm Bodies yet but given the connection to Shakespeare and the interest my students have shown, I’ll get around to it eventually.

chalkboard drawings: the “wibbly wobbly timer wimey” edition

Posted in chalkboard drawings with tags , on February 24, 2013 by Christopher Pearce

Short week this week with Presidents’ Day. I thought I’d have a go at some of the various incarnations of Doctor Who; as a lot of y’all know, I’m a recent convert to the series through the NuWho series, but I’ve been slowly going back and getting into the older episodes.

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Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor being a particular favorite of mine and I’ve been trying to watch a lot of the highlights of his tenure. I’m planning on taking inThe Sontarian Experiment this weekend.

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Comic delays

Posted in 2012-2013 school year on February 21, 2013 by Christopher Pearce

Sorry about the lack of updates, folks. I was hit with a really awful sinus infection this weekend and I’ve been battling that pretty hard over the last three days. I should be at full strength and posting new stuff by Monday. In the meantime, I’ve been re-posting older teaching comics on my Tumblr blog with some additional commentary, if you’re interested in checking those out.

Thanks for understanding – I’ll be back on Monday!

Teacher Comics: Shannon

Posted in 2011-2012 school year, 2012-2013 school year with tags , on February 18, 2013 by Christopher Pearce

I guess I forgot to post this months ago. It’s a comic I drew for my friend and colleague Shannon McLaurin. Shannon and I were hired at the same time four years ago and she’s been a great person to work with during that time. She, her husband and their gorgeous new baby daughter decided to move to Minneapolis in 2012. As a going-away gift, I drew her a comic.JournalSchoolShannon

The comic references my first year as a traveling/floating teacher, where I worked off of a rolling cart rather than having my own classroom.