Archive for cussing in class

Teacher Comics: January 19th, 2017

Posted in 2016-2017 school year, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on February 2, 2017 by Christopher Pearce

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This follows up from yesterday’s comic.

Teacher Comics: January 18th, 2017

Posted in 2016-2017 school year with tags , , , , , , on February 1, 2017 by Christopher Pearce

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I don’t usually document kids cussing in my comic (although let’s be real, they do it all the time) but it’s something I’m trying out… and I’m going somewhere with it. Give it a day before you jump on me.

Also, reminder: I am participating in Hourly Comic Day on Twitter and Instagram,  so that’ll be updated all throughout today with panels that’ll be scanned and presented here two weeks from now.

Teacher Comics: My game

Posted in 2012-2013 school year with tags , on January 24, 2013 by Christopher Pearce

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Teenagers curse… and teachers have to deal with it. I’m not endorsing the practice but I am saying, if it’s happening BEFORE class starts, you know, a guy has to pick his battles. I guess I make a distinction between cussing like this, and the times when someone says something hurtful TO someone… or when it’s cussing IN the school building, rather than outside, before the day officially begins.

If anyone’s interested in hearing me go more in depth on this subject let me know. I have lots of thoughts.

day one hundred thirty two.

Posted in comics, commentary, discipline problem with tags , on June 9, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

I’ve backed myself into a bit of a corner with this week’s run of comics and I wanted to address something about the nature of the comic that (not to get to flowery) “revealed” itself to me over the course of the past year.

You may have noticed that I don’t do many comics about my interactions with the staff, administration, or other teachers. There have been a few that popped up here or there, but not too many. Originally I planned this comic as a huge sprawling narrative that would hook in as many of my fellow teachers and co-workers as time and my very meager skills would allow.

As I got further and further into this experiment however, I found that angle of the job didn’t work for the comic. The focus I was most interested weren’t the behind the scenes machinations of a high school or the relationships between teachers… it was my classroom. My relationship with the students and how I work were the things that were the most interesting to me. I probably figured this out right around January (which is a ridiculous learning curve for someone who’s been drawing the same comic for months on end, I will admit) but when I figured that out, it really helped. I stopped second guessing a lot of these comic strips in the writing stage.

Now, approaching the comic with this in mind presents some problems. I’m keenly aware that I’m overlooking a HUGE part of my job and missing out on some unique storytelling opportunities. Today’s comic necessitated detailing a conference with my boss that left me in a position of not actually drawing my boss. I have some ideas about how I’ll handle these types of stories next year, but for this year? No two ways about it, it’s awkward. It’s important to remember (for me if no one else) that these past nine months have been a learning process, and a very rewarding one at that. I’m looking forward to next year’s run of comics even as I start to finish up the 2009/2010 run of strips.

Anyhow, I just wanted to take a second to point out yet another obvious flaw with my comic before someone else took me to task:)

day one hundred thirty one.

Posted in comics, discipline problem with tags , on June 8, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

day eight.

Posted in 2009-2010 school year, comics with tags , , , , , , on September 21, 2009 by Christopher Pearce

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