Cartoons about Families and Schools

Another batch of ed cartoons from Larry Cuban, many of which are quite funny. I like the “work from home” one most. Also, the “Instructional Gymnastics” cartoon may not be far from reality someday if certain data-driven reformers have their way. Ironically, in some ways, I wish my students were attentive enough to judge a class day’s effectiveness regarding improving their understanding. Lastly, I reflect on my effectiveness most days, and on more than one occasion think similarly to the one student’s comment: I could have done much better.

Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice

For this monthly feature of cartoons, I pulled together a bunch that got me smiling, chuckling, and occasionally laughing out loud. About half of them are about parent-child relationships in the home; the other half are about teachers and students from ex-middle school teacher Diana Bledsoe whose work I have featured before.

I met Diana through my blog. I read hers and saw that she did cartoons about a fictitious middle school. She told me that she is a “cartoonist who has been in the education field for over 15 years: first as a volunteer, then a teacher and currently as an administrator. My cartoons are inspired by my daily interactions with students and educational professionals.

In these Bledsoe’s cartoons, she features Stewart, a student with a mop of yellow hair who has only passed Gym and has given Mrs. Banks, a teacher, a hard time. Enjoy.

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About Dave aka Mr. Math Teacher

Secondary math teacher teaching math intervention, algebra 1, honors precalculus, and AP Calculus AB. I spent 25 years in high tech in engineering, marketing, sales and business development roles in the satellite communications, GPS, semiconductor, and wireless industries. I am awed by the potential in our nation's youth and I hope to instill in them the passion to improve our world at local, state, national, and global levels.
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