How to get everyone moving

Cartoon of a boy in class. He is pointing to a graph

Cartoon of a boy in front of a class. He says, “As you can see from this chart, it’s time for recess.”

Postponed for Lack of Interest?

Boy asking why can't school be postponed?
Cartoon of a boy asking, “Why don’t they ever call off school for lack of interest?”

I’ve been there, haven’t you? You may even like work or school, but sometimes, mornings sap the motivation right out of you! How dow you get motivated when everything within you says, “Can’t we just call it a day?” Continue reading “Postponed for Lack of Interest?”

Cartoon: Ruined Childhood

Cartoon of a boy yelling about homework

Cartoon of a boy yelling, “Math, reading, writing…all this homework is ruining my childhood!”

I imagine I’ll be yelling something similar when I do my income taxes. Why can’t we all just leave our work, go out and play? Because it’s February, that’s why. Have you seen how cold it is out there? Might as well buckle down and get the work done!

Tall Teacher

Cartoon of two children and a tall teacher. One child says, "You're tall enough to be a great teacher."

Cartoon of two children and a tall teacher. One child says, “You’re tall enough to be a great teacher.”

I drew this for Illustration Friday. This week’s word is “tall.” When I read it, I thought of times when my son has volunteered to teach. He’s a tall guy, and some of the small kids love for him to hold out his arm as they swing from it. The kids love a tall, strong, gentle guy. And who doesn’t love the monkey bars?

Standardized Tests

Cartoon of two students. One of them is shocked by a test. The other says, "They call them standardized tests becasue being terrified to take them is the standard."

Cartoon of two students. One of them is shocked by a test. The other says, “They call them standardized tests becasue being terrified to take them is the standard.”

I used to think I’d be so glad to move on from school because there would be no more tests. Boy was I wrong! There are so many tests you get to take as an adult. There is no grade, just pass-fail. Even so, I’m still terrified of red pens. They give me hives!