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2011-2012 school year: moo chop

Posted in 2011-2012 school year, comics about teaching journalism with tags , , , , on May 16, 2012 by Christopher Pearce

2011-2012 school year: heavy users

Posted in 2011-2012 school year, comics about teaching journalism with tags , , , , , , on May 15, 2012 by Christopher Pearce

I don’t know if “open campus” is a practice which other high schools indulge… I know my high school didn’t have it when I was growing up. In brief: Upperclassmen who hit certain GPA and conduct standards are allowed to leave the campus for lunch.

As an incentive, open campus seems to be a double-edged sword; while I believe it does inspire kids to do better in classes, the process seems almost impossible to monitor. Many kids skipping off campus for some Arby’s haven’t truly earned the privilege.

2011-2012 school year: shhhh

Posted in 2011-2012 school year, comics about teaching journalism with tags , , , , on May 14, 2012 by Christopher Pearce

I never worked it in with the past ten weeks of comics, but all throughout the semester, students have been reading Chew on This: Everything You Don’t Want to Know about Fast Food by Charles Wilson and Eric Schlosser. Some of you might recognize Schlosser’s name; he wrote the bestselling novel Fast Food Nation.¬†The book is a little easer than I wanted for a senior class, but it’s got all the material I wanted to cover… and it’s good in bite-size chunks.

2011-2012 school year: inspiration!

Posted in 2011-2012 school year, comics about teaching journalism with tags , , , , on May 2, 2012 by Christopher Pearce

This is entirely true. Due to budgetary schools and some other issues, our school is without a nurse on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It’s one of those things where people will really take up and notice the problem immediately following some kind of problem where we desperately need a nurse on call and don’t have access to one.

Here’s Danny’s comic about the situation; I thought it was rather good.

2011-2012 school year: tricks of the trade

Posted in 2011-2012 school year, comics about teaching journalism with tags , , , , on May 1, 2012 by Christopher Pearce

It would be awesome if I were more talented and could have differentiated between my editorial comic parody and my normal style. Alas and alack… it was not to be.

2011-2012 school year: fame, fortune and wealth

Posted in 2011-2012 school year, comics about teaching journalism with tags , , , , , on April 30, 2012 by Christopher Pearce

Windsor McKay drew the comic I “sampled” and it’s titled¬†Fame Fortune and Wealth and was originally published in 1928. I felt since I used it as a teaching tool in my class… and since I was using this comic to illustrate how I use McKay’s incredible work as examples of “days gone by” for editorial cartoons.

2011-2012 school year: andy

Posted in 2011-2012 school year, comics about teaching journalism with tags , , , , on April 26, 2012 by Christopher Pearce

Last semester, my unit on opinions and editorials dovetailed with the death of Andy Rooney. Rooney had a fantastic career but even when I was a teenager, his rambling 60 Minutes pieces were a punch line for comedians everywhere. Of course, times change and I’m not surprised most of my students weren’t familiar with his work.

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