Archive for November, 2014


Posted in Uncategorized with tags on November 30, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

After overwhelming requests this past week, I’m going to begin posting daily links to the day’s comic on my Twitter feed.

If you have a Twitter feed of your own, please feel free to follow me at@capearce81. It’ll be all of the same content you get here on the WordPress blog, but I also do a lot of non-teacher tweeting over there… mainly about the TV shows my wife and I are watching, or books I’m reading.

Again, if you’re following the comic here, thank you so much. I’m trying to get my work out there in as many avenues as possible and I think this will be a good step toward that.

Holy WOW!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on November 30, 2014 by Christopher Pearce


A big huge THANK YOU to the anonymous donor who bought these books off of my Amazon Teacher Wish List. My students are going to love these!

Here’s my Wish List, if you were interested in becoming a hero like this wonderful person! There’s a bunch of new books and supplies on there awaiting your charity:)

A happy Thanksgiving/Turkey Day to all!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 27, 2014 by Christopher Pearce


Ah yes, it’s that time of year… the bird is slowly cooking in the oven, oversized balloons of popular cartoon characters are bouncing down 34th Street, and I’m preparing to gorge on an entire day of Mystery Science Theater 3000 in honor of that greatest of geek holidays – Turkey Day.

Turkey Day was a regular fixture of my Thanksgivings growing up. I was a tremendous fan of MST3K and the prospect of having a whole day of it at my fingertips was incredible. The Turkey Day festivities fell to the wayside when the show moved to The SciFi Channel, but that’s never stopped me from programming my own Turkey Day from old VHS cassettes and more recently, online streaming options (including the online revival at

So, if you’ll indulge me, behind the cut are my Turkey Day plans. Wishing everyone a very happy and enjoyable Thanksgiving today!

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Teacher comics: Fallout from yesterday’s NPR piece

Posted in 2014-2015 school year with tags , , , , , on November 26, 2014 by Christopher Pearce


Here’s what I’m talking about, if you missed the fun yesterday…

To say today was overwhelming would be an understatement.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on November 25, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

Welcome to all new readers! I’m hopeful you’ll stick around – there’s years worth of content in the archives and I’ll continue to post four new comics a week. If you’re interested, I also post the same content everyday over on my Tumblr, where there’s a vibrant and awesome community of teachers at the hashtag #education. Check them out.

I’ve received a lot of comments and mail, which I appreciate. I’ll be taking the next few days to sort through it all. I hope you all won’t begrudge me a day or two to get back to you.

Some readers have written to me about the challenges of working in an inner city school relating to supplies. If you’re inclined to help, I have a teacher wish list you can peruse, as well as several DonorsChoose projects awaiting funding. Please check those out at your leisure and help if you can.

Teachable Moments on NPR

Posted in 2014-2015 school year with tags , , , , , , on November 25, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

Well I’m pretty excited to tell all my readers: you can find today’s comic over at National Public Radio’s Education blog, as well as an interview with me. My comic is being included in NPR EDU’s series The Secret Lives of Teachers.

Click over there, read the comic and the interview… and if you could do me a solid, leave a comment over on NPR’s blog. I’d love for them to see this strip has an audience!

Teacher comics: Shout out to K-5

Posted in 2014-2015 school year with tags , , , , , on November 24, 2014 by Christopher Pearce


Chalkboard Drawings: The “JLA, Part One” edition

Posted in chalkboard drawings with tags , , , on November 23, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

I draw a picture of myself on my classroom’s chalkboard everyday. I collect those pictures as camera phone photos and post them on Sundays. See the rest here.


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Teacher Comics: What’s the end result?

Posted in 2014-2015 school year with tags , , , , on November 20, 2014 by Christopher Pearce


Teacher comics: Y’all

Posted in 2014-2015 school year with tags , , , , on November 19, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

Let me tell you something – there is nothing a New Yorker likes more than going some other place and talking about how much better the food is in New York. It’s our favorite thing to do. Bagels, hot dogs, Chinese take out, pizza; you name it, we’ll fetishize it, New Yorker style.