Focus on Learning

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:

Frazz Retired 1I 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.”

Frazz Retired 2A nice twist on the “you never seem happy” demeanor of a teacher, for sure.

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