FoxTrot Classics by Bill Amend

FoxTrot Classics

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  1. einarbt

    einarbt said, almost 2 years ago

    Like it, serves Peter right.

  2. kamb8

    kamb8 said, almost 2 years ago

    I never really liked writing down all these seemingly arbitrary numbers, trying not to mess them up.

  3. jimboylan

    jimboylan said, almost 2 years ago

    “Bother” was the wrong word to use.

  4. jimboylan

    jimboylan said, almost 2 years ago

    “Bother” was the wrong word to use.

  5. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, almost 2 years ago

    @jimboylan

    Say it twice, it’s still as nice.

  6. Monkeyhead

    Monkeyhead said, almost 2 years ago

    I liked one teacher I had. He never assigned homework but said your notebook would come in handy. Final comes around and he tells us to get our notebooks out. If you did the first 10 questions for each chapter you would ace the final as those where the final. You could tell the ones that had actually did the homework, they were done with the final in about 15 mins.

  7. Jeff T

    Jeff T said, almost 2 years ago

    @Monkeyhead

    I’d call that a terrible teacher. You’d barely learn anything.

  8. Monkeyhead

    Monkeyhead said, almost 2 years ago

    @Jeff T

    Actually I learned a lot as I was one that did the homework. Those that failed to do the homework were the ones having issues. The final only counted for something like 10% of our overall grade where as our notebook was 50% of our grade and had to be turned in with the final. (I still remember how to do the Geometry taught in that class).

  9. Tony

    Tony said, almost 2 years ago

    Homework, scowls and a detention pad do not a “good” teacher make. I know, I tried all three and settled on the better alternative – helping the kids to learn.

  10. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, almost 2 years ago

    “Thanks a LOT, Winger!”

  11. Poollady

    Poollady said, almost 2 years ago

    You ARE the problem, Peter

  12. Strod

    Strod said, almost 2 years ago

    @Monkeyhead

    (…) our notebook (…) had to be turned in with the final.
     
    Ah, so he did assign homework. It was just that it was all due on the day of the final.

  13. ChessPirate

    ChessPirate said, almost 2 years ago

    Use your e-mail program Peter, since you seem to think so much of it.

  14. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, almost 2 years ago

    Peter can email the homework to him — copy a bunch of garbage code from somewhere, paste it in the email, and then claim the email got corrupted. Or I guess he’d have to get Jason to do it since Peter may not know how to copy/paste. Of course getting Jason to do it might be dangerous, considering he’d probably use real code and take over the teacher’s computer — which might not be a bad thing if he could use it to Peter’s advantage.

  15. Kerovan

    Kerovan said, almost 2 years ago

    @Monkeyhead

    I’m of a different belief though I admit that’s well done. Homework is usually assigned because it reinforces the classwork but if you keep it interesting the classwork is enough. Example: A geography teacher once told his class on Monday, that they would have a test over all the states and their capitals Friday. That entire week he had them competing as teams in a game teaching the states and capitals. At the end of the week they all passed the test easily. It takes more effort to teach that way but it’s far more effective.
    To me, there are only 3 reasons for homework. 1) It’s something that can’t be done in class (like when Roots was on TV way back when). 2) When someone fails a test, letting them take it home and correct it is a good teaching tool, and lets them get their grade up as well. The important point is that they learn, not that you punish them for getting it wrong. 3) Extra credit projects.

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