Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. Purple Morpho 2015

    Purple Morpho 2015 said, over 3 years ago

    Pretty good incentive…

  2. Jay_Dallas

    Jay_Dallas said, over 3 years ago

    Teacher’s dont have free summers. You are either back in school to further your own education so you can earn more or you’re working another job to keep income flowing in.

  3. jacqilove

    jacqilove said, over 3 years ago

    Right on the nose, Jay. I heard that horsebleep for years, about how much time I always had off, how little I did, teaching defined the term ‘sinecure’, etc. The irony is that few people can actually teach. It is a gift, not a given. I saw so many people who left the job after a semester, in one case after two miserable months, many more who didn’t go past one or two years. Yeah, right—let’s see some of those critics do the job.

  4. tammyspeakslife

    tammyspeakslife GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I wonder why……….

  5. cutiepie29

    cutiepie29 said, over 3 years ago

    I very much wanted to be a teacher, but was stopped by my having a sleep disorder (a narcolepsy variant). I would have been the teacher every slacker kid would have wanted because I’d have fallen asleep most every day and they’d get to goof off. =[

  6. Meg Locklear

    Meg Locklear said, over 3 years ago

    On my husband’s application to the local school system, he had to write an essay about education and his perspective, etc. He asked me for help and I told him to write about why he wanted to be a teacher. He said to get the summers off. Now he knows better…..

  7. dblbaraje

    dblbaraje said, over 3 years ago

    So true, if I could only ge a chance to do it over – boy would things be different!

  8. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    My mother was a social worker. Every time the subject came up, she would recommend that I follow in her footsteps. And every time, I would make gagging noises. I wound up as a medical speech pathologist, which, in earlier days had many of the same earmarks with speech thrown in….when I retired, I took on the job of chairman of the caring committee for our church. I can still hear her laughing if I get too close to her grave.

  9. segullah

    segullah said, over 3 years ago


    often teachers in some areas need social work as a background.

  10. frightenup

    frightenup said, over 3 years ago


    I agree. Between the kids and the administration, I don’t think I’d want to be a teacher. But then again, I recognize that I don’t have that gift. I’m not a bad teacher one-on-one, but with a class, no way!

  11. segullah

    segullah said, over 3 years ago

    The horror stories I’ve heard also deal with the principals and other staff AND the PARENTS! Their sweet little prince/princess would NEVER do what you caught them red handed doing so the teacher must be out to get them.

    While I was realistic about my 4 kiddo’s behaviour, there was a couple of teachers who did not have the teaching ‘gift’ and were inept and while not out to ‘get them’ made my child’s life in their class miserable. The first time I went into the principle and asked for my child to be switched into another class (gr. 4). This was the first she had heard about the issue—son not wanting to go to school, teacher called us about his chronic lateness & hubby, worried he was being ambushed by other kids, asked if there was some reason why he didn’t want to go to school. The teacher immediately got really defensive and challenged his question, which made us suspicious of the teacher. Asked our kid and yep, the teacher wasn’t being nice to him. Rude actually. Parent/teacher/principal meeting sorted it out and teacher, having been ‘busted’ began acknowledging the existence and effort of our child.

  12. hsawlrae

    hsawlrae said, over 3 years ago

    Education is a SALES position. Unfortunately only 3% of the population possesses that talent. All said, it is a position of “Stand and deliver”, and LOVING doing it.

  13. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, over 3 years ago

    ………………… if they’re allowed in.

  14. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 3 years ago

    Wait a minute…Val only wants to be a teacher to get summers off. That really isn’t a good enough reason. There has to be something about wanting to teach kids in there, too. That said, Val would probably be a popular teacher.

  15. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 3 years ago


    I’m glad you stood up for your kid! Some of those teachers are punks. In my high school they were all into weight lifting – they didn’t do anything with their minds. They were spoiling for a physical fight.

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