Yesterday our school announced that we were postponing the start of the new year by a week. Beyond that, the first two weeks have been set aside for online instruction. From there, we will work towards bringing half of the student body on-campus at a time in two-day sets. Big news, for sure. So now we are in (re)planning mode. A good chunk of meetings each day.
That means it’s more of a comic strip week here.
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Earlier this week, Jef Mallett’s Frazz had a good gag about the difference between the real world and the comic-strip world and the issue of schooling. Now Mallett has Caulfield in the midst of a classic elder-teacher situation with Mrs. Olsen. Here’s the first one:
I think we all of us know at least one teacher from our school days that was always on the verge of retirement. And now that I’m a teacher, I know there’s always this weird dynamic of who leaves, when they leave, and whether or not a class will say “they left because of us.”
A nice twist on the “you never seem happy” demeanor of a teacher, for sure.