Teachable Moments

A journal comic by Chris Pearce

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Woke up to find an anonymous donor had given some money toward my DonorsChoose project!

If there’s anyone out there looking to support a classroom, my project to refresh my classroom lending library’s graphic novel section is getting closer than ever to being filled. Please check it out!

I’m a little over $100 dollars away from getting this project funded! Help if you can!!

Guys! The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is offering a half-off matching grant for my graphic novel project THIS WEEKEND ONLY. If somebody(s) pledge a total of $57 dollars this weekend, ol’ Microsoft Billy will pony up the other $57 bucks! Help if you can and share if you can’t!

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Ellen and I are watching the first season of Masters of Sex on DVD. We’re enjoying the show for the most part but… man, is the opening credits sequence TERRIBLE.

Like, I get what they’re doing. It’s the inverse of the opening to Dexter, showing how sexuality exists in the everyday. I understand it. I just don’t like it.

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As if I needed another daily project, here are some mini-drawings I did for Elliot’s lunch this week. He just started first grade and was SUPER psyched to be eating lunch AT the school.

As if I needed another daily project, here are some mini-drawings I did for Elliot’s lunch this week. He just started first grade and was SUPER psyched to be eating lunch AT the school.

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I draw a picture of myself on my classroom’s chalkboard everyday. I collect those pictures as camera phone photos and post them on Sundays. See the rest here.

For the first week of chalkboard drawings, I took inspiration from Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s honestly strange to this old comic book fan that I can draw a picture of Thanos on my chalkboard and have tons of my students know exactly who he is.

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Plum agreed to meet him in the hotel bar.

The lights were too bright, and there were too many TVs, but it was a bar, and that was another place, like bookstores, where Quentin felt at home. Drinks were a lot like books, really: it didn’t matter where you were, the contents of a vodka tonic were always more or less the same, and you could count on them to take you away to somewhere better or at least make your present arrangements seem somewhat more manageable.

The Magician’s Land - Lev Grossman

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Quentin didn’t care. It was a bookstore, and he felt at home in bookstores, and he hadn’t had that feeling much lately. He was going to enjoy it. He pushed back through the racks of greeting cards and cat calendars, back to where the actual books were, his glasses steaming up and his coat dripping on the thin carpet. It didn’t matter where you were, if you were in a room full of books you were at least halfway home.
The Magician King - Lev Grossman

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I fished this out of the trash because it’s a poster of a Smurf playing Atari while listening to a boom box and surely they are not making any more of these…

I fished this out of the trash because it’s a poster of a Smurf playing Atari while listening to a boom box and surely they are not making any more of these…

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Robin Williams was and will remain one of the Pop Culture Patron Saints of Education to all teachers everywhere. So very sad.

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hungryhungryhipocrite asked: What kind of calk markers do you use again? I bought some and only 2 out of 8 showed up on my blackboard

I primarily use two brands.

The one that receives my highest recommendation are Classic Chalk Ink Wet Wipe Markers by Chalk Ink. They’re a bit pricey and the black and yellow colors don’t show up very well on the board, but the other colors pop wonderfully. Chalk Ink also makes a great Earthy set of wet wipe markers that I recommend.

Craft Smart also makes smaller sets of wet wipe markers that I’ve found  for sale in Michael’s. Those markers do in a pinch and are a fraction of the cost of the Chalk Ink brand.

Is this a good time to remind people of my Teacher’s Wish List? I think so! I have Chalk Ink markers on there, as well as some other supplies and books to refresh my classroom’s lending library.

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What is one new thing you are trying out in your classroom this year?

This doesn’t sound like a big deal, but I’m switching over from spiral bound notebooks to marble notebooks in my 9th grade classes for journals.

No matter what I do, by the end of the year our spiral notebooks look terrible. Students tear pages out,even though they’re told not to do that. The metal spiral on some of the books will inevitably come undone, leading to a situation where I have to bring in wire cutters to trim out the sharp edges. 

I want to work on making the reading/writing journals more of an object the students can be proud of and take with them rather than an afterthought. I think using marble notebooks might help get us there, insofar as materials go.

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To be frank, I think his world had vanished long before he ever entered it. But I will say: he certainly sustained the illusion with a marvellous grace.
Mr. Moustafa, in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.  (via walk-through-walls)