Luann by Greg Evans


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  1. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, about 2 years ago

    All it takes is knowing how to get their attention, in a way they’d “understand” …

    Perhaps if Fogarty had something like… “the Bat signal”….

  2. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, about 2 years ago

    Another blah about Fogarty…isn’t controlling one’s classroom one of the top things to learn about education in today’s world? ;P

  3. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, about 2 years ago

    If we even Looked like we were talking (read cheating), one received an automatic “F”… ;)

  4. mroneofthefellows

    mroneofthefellows said, about 2 years ago

    Sure…at the start for him it is the bad stuff that comes to mind…but as retirement goes on through the years its the good stuff that will come to mine the bad will melt away….the great students….the special faculty that were close friends and those fun and funny things that happen during your time at school will be the memories that you will keep……………

  5. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, about 2 years ago

    During my Middle School years, they applied the old “turn out the lights” trick as the signal to get our atttention… both in the classroom and the Cafeteria. They explained that it was so that they could give us directions (like having us to get in line by tables for an orderly lunch period, or to exit). If we did not settle down after that, were reprecussions.
    For instance, in the Cafeteria, if we didn’t after the signal was given, they wouldn’t allow uis to purchase snacks that day after we ate lunch. Sometimes, they’d also say that the next day would be a “silent cafeteria”, meaning no one would be allowed to talk at the next day’s lunch period. Or sometimes, even detention. Believe me, more often than not, it worked… we learned to settle down and stop talking, when they turned out the light, to get our attention.. During class, some teachers used that instead of always having to raise their voice….

    Effective measures aren’t just employed by mere “threat”. it takes an understanding of what will reach to get the attention and understanding of the class as well as each individual student….

  6. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, about 2 years ago

    “Yakety Slacks”
    “At Tension”
    " ‘Diplomatic’ Immunity"
    “Vox Inhumana”
    “Do You Think They’ll Notice?”
    “Mr. Invisible”
    “♪…Don’t Fear The Teacher…♪” (AKA More Schoolbell, Please!)

  7. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, about 2 years ago

    Air Horn, works every time!

  8. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, about 2 years ago

    Time for me to put my Irish girl to bed…she’s stretched out on the floor next to me and is staring at me…hey, Mom! When do I get to go ’nites?! And on that note, ’Nite all… ;)

    “After all, tomorrow is another day.” (Margaret Mitchell,
    1900 – 1949)

  9. live2read

    live2read said, about 2 years ago

    Nor during mine. And when I was a substitute teacher, I insisted on silence during tests and quizzes—and told them so before I even handed out the papers. I would also tell them to stay quiet if they finished early so that the ones still testing could concentrate. If they did, I’d remind them that there were still students testing and that they needed to stay quiet. Hardly had any problems with that.

  10. Brdshtt

    Brdshtt GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Leo Autodidact

    I was thinking that he could use a starter’s pistol.

  11. live2read

    live2read said, about 2 years ago


    When I was in elementary school, the teachers insisted on silence during lunchtime. Anyone who was caught talking would have to stand against a wall, front turned inward. That happened to me once. One day, I brought some leftover Shake ‘n Bake chicken for lunch (I never ate the cafeteria lunches) and this girl wanted to show someone else my lunch. The assistant principal who was on duty that day caught her and made her AND me stand against the wall, even thought I WASN’T EVEN TALKING! I was so humiliated.

  12. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, about 2 years ago


    Wow! They really meant business!

    Sorry you had to go through that, too!

  13. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, about 2 years ago


    If an air horn, starter’s pistol, vuvuzela or nails on a chalkboard don’t work, there’s always “the Macarena”… or “Who Let The Dogs Out?”….

  14. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, about 2 years ago


    In my time in school, one of the ways that the concept of “no talking during a test” was reinforced, is that the desks got separated and lined up during the “bigger” tests (like a unit test or the State Test) so that they were all facing one way, and none next to each other (regularly, the desks were in groups of 6-8, forming a sort of “table”). It also helped to “discourage” cheating.

    Those who insisted on talking after being warned got a zero on the test, or detention, or both, depending on how much disruption there was.

  15. live2read

    live2read said, about 2 years ago


    I have volumes of Uncle John’s Bathroom Readers and in one of them, I read about a high school teacher who punishes any misbehaving student by making them stay after school and listen to his Frank Sinatra albums for half an hour. “You’ve got a Frank,” he says to them—and it works! It would work because what teen would want to listen to a singer from their great-grandparents’ time? :D

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