I love utilizing sustained silent reading in my classroom. I’m good at it. Even so, there are pitfalls that students and teachers can fall into if they are not collectively careful.
Archive for January, 2015
Sorry for the interruption but I had to take the day off from work and at this point, it just makes more sense to wait ’til tomorrow.
No comic Wednesday, but you’ll get ’em on Thursday and Friday to make up for it. Apologies again!
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.
I got my first case of the teacher crud this week!
A couple of things about this comic I couldn’t articulate in two panels:
1. I must edit and give help on dozens of college essays a year for students, both ones I’ve had in class and ones who’ve heard I’m a guy who will help them out with that sort of thing. You’d be surprised at how few “Thank you’s” I get for the effort. I’m not complaining exactly, but the fact that this particular student thought to thank me definitely made me think of doing a comic about this exchange.
2. I sweep my own room. Students who go through my classroom will often go off to college. I’ve had students who’ve left my class and chosen to become pre-med, pre-law, and many other rarefied career training courses. I am a teacher. I sweep my own room.