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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.