It's Teacher Appreciation Week, so I thought I'd share a bunch of my teacher cartoons to thank all the educators out there (my lovely wife included) for all of their hard work! Enjoy:
I hear a lot from my wife about kids that are approaching standards, meeting standards, exceeding standards, etc... So this cartoon was sort of a no-brainer.
I was originally going to do this cartoon as a piano teacher one, but I thought band directors might appreciate a cartoon too. (BTW, I know there's also alto clef, tenor clef, etc... but for the purpose of this joke I just stuck to treble and bass.)
I hear my wife talk about her lesson plans a lot, so it was really fun to draw this bedraggled looking teacher being comforted by one of her students.
Copier manufacturers, I know schools make a lot of copies, but copiers have been around for a good while now. How about making one that doesn't break down once a week? Please?
Another take on standards; I think "standoffish" makes this work for me.
As a parent I certainly have opinions about my kids' education, but I try not to go quite this far.
I probably spent a good half hour looking at formulas I thought might be readable as some sort of texting acronym (LOL, WTF, etc...). Any thoughts on what that might stand for?
Being the husband of a teacher I've spent some time in teachers' lounges, and lemme tell you, comfy they're not. So why the lounge moniker?
Dogs eating homework seems so last century. Do they eat PowerPoints and PDFs now?
Ah... Periodic table humor...
Listening to my wife talk about school sometimes is exhausting because so much of it is acronyms. I try to keep up, but I think they mint new ones daily. Help!
I'm proud to say that my permission slip signing record is perfect so far.
This cartoon took a while to figure out. I had the drawing first, but the caption came really slowly. It wasn't until I thought "why is he giving her so many options" that it finally clicked - it doesn't really matter why, just that he did.
I'm not much of a mashup kind of guy. It's not that I don't appreciate a good one, I just prefer to create content from scratch the old-fashioned way.
My daughter just got a guinea pig for her birthday, so a class pet cartoon wasn't far behind.
There's a lot of educational theories and approaches out there. Currently there seems to be a lot of emphasis on almost constant positive reinforcement. Which is fine I guess, but it was pretty much begging for a cartoon like this one.
I remember doing a lot of simplifying back in the day, and I always wondered if there was some guy in a room somewhere taking basic math and just making it harder. Needless to say math was not my strongest subject.
I like this kid's thinking.
We didn't have homework folders when I was a kid, but now they seem to be all the educational rage. Call me a traditionalist, but the old backpack stuffed with crinkled papers works just fine, thank you!
Drawing this poor tired teacher is some of the most fun I've had drawing in some time.
To quote Daffy Duck, "pronoun trouble."
I'm proud to say this actually is not the only photosynthesis cartoon I've done!
I tend to stay away from politics in my cartoons, but this one is non-specific enough that I'm OK with it.
I'm honestly really curious what this kid wrote about.
Another cartoon that I researched a bit. I'd originally had more text about The Renaissance on the board, but decided that it read better if you weren't distracted by more text.
Semicolons are funny. They just are.
Well, that's it. I hope you enjoyed them all! Feel free to check out all of my teacher cartoons, and happy Teacher Appreciation Week everyone!
You know it's not too much longer and summer's going to be over and parents everywhere will alternately cry and dance for joy as their kids head back to school.
It's especially dramatic at my house because my wife is a teacher. So one day the house is filled with family, and the next it's crickets chirping.
Anyway, with school just over the horizon I thought I'd share some of my favorite teacher cartoons! Enjoy:
I don't know exactly how apples apparently became the preferred bribe for educators everywhere, but I'm betting that they've lost their luster. BTW, for those students of my wife, here's a hint: forget the coffee and go the chocolate route. Works like a charm!
I remember meeting with my kids preschool teachers a ways back and examining their scissors skills. I had no idea there even was such a thing! I've heard my wife discuss fine and gross motor skills, but I had no idea that I'd be looking closely at partially hacked construction paper with other adults and creating a cutting improvement strategy.
Anyway, I'm also a bit of a tech nerd, so this cartoon wasn't far behind.
I know for a fact that this cartoon is very popular with teachers, but none of them will ever admit it.
Again with the apples! To be fair this cartoon isn't really a stretch to get to, but I did put a lot of thought into the look of the classroom. (This is where having a teacher for a wife really comes in handy!) There's the alphabet strip above the whiteboard, the curvy corrugated border on the bulletin board, the calendar... None of which are strictly necessary, and I normally try to imply backgrounds more, but it was too much fun to resist.
Bonus! Here's q short video of teacher cartoons I did a while back: