The Learning Curve

As President Obama told students in his back-to-school speech today, diversity is what makes life precious and wonderful.

I think this is especially true in the classroom, where the unique students you work with every day make working in education so wonderful. For example, my sister-in-law just started her first year as a fourth-grade teacher. Amidst the stresses of lesson plans and getting acclimated to a new school and career, she found a moment of comic relief when a student commented that she  “looked like she was ready for picture day every day!”

So in honor of all those unique students out there, we’re hosting a giveaway and awarding a $25 gift card to the store of your chioce to the commenter with the best, zaniest, most hilarious story of working in education. To get inspired, check out a presentation of our favorite comics from The Learning Curve below. Each month, our writers and artists reflect on unique, ironic, and humorous classroom scenarios to create this comic strip. And every month, we share the comic with our customers in a monthly newsletter. But this month, we want to hear from you.

What charming, quirky, or humorous moments have you had in education? We want to hear them! Post your story in the comments below. Next week, we’ll award a $25 dollar gift card to the author of our favorite story. Enter as many times as you like — entries may be featured in future Learning Curve comics! (With your permission, of course.)