Bart Simpson may be best known as an underachiever at school, but there is no title that this juvenile jokester holds more dearly than that of Class Clown. Springfield Elementary School is his domain, and it is there that the Prince of Pranks rules supreme in the classroom, on the playground, and in after school detention. Join the fun as Bart resurrects the car-crunching, fire-breathing behemoth known as Truckasaurus; foils the evil plans of Dr. Colossus; deciphers an ancient riddle; pals around with a new kid from way out of town; and gets expelled from school. Watch Bart go to the head of the class and take his place at the top of the dishonor roll!
Babblings of a Burned Out Teacher, Book Description There are many “experts” in our country that know what is exactly wrong with education, and they have the ideas to make it right. The sad thing is that many of these “experts” have spent very little time, if any in a school. It’s like having an operation with your surgeon only have seen a 15 to 20 second clip on how to complete the operation, if they have seen that much. It’s very easy to sit on the sidelines or in the stands and tell someone what to do and how to do it. That’s today’s society, it’s easier to complain about the situation rather than do something about it. There are plenty of items and people that are wrong with education who are working some how in education. This book discusses many of these people. You have people in every group dealing with education that have their own agenda and will do anything to get their ideas and agenda through. People need to be able to recognize those people who have the “hidden agenda” and get them out of the educational process. Education needs to be the quest for being self-sufficient. The educated person will be able to provide for themselves and their family. Education should provide people with skills to be able to solve problems they encounter. Today’s school systems are more interested in having their students become game show contestants rather than problem solvers. Schools are more interested on making sure students can answer questions on standardized tests, instead of teaching them skills they will be able to use later in life. The short term often is more important that long term, not just in education, but for many facets of life. Education should not be a means to learn how to beat or play the system. I have written several stories that can make you laugh or cry. When you are working with children, you experience many valleys and mountain tops. That’s just the nature of education. I have been in education for the past 25 years in some capacity or another. During this time I’ve been a teacher’s aide to principal in public schools. I have taught students from pre-school students to seniors. The students ranged from severe and profound to students who are quite gifted and talented. I can’t count the number of Individual Education Plans that I have attended. Some of my students could look at a book and get a 100% on a test over the contents of the book without reading it. In education, you teach students who run the spectrum of ability. Reading this book, you need to realize the students are talented in different areas. A student who likes science might not be the best at physical education. Students are just like everyone else in society, they have their own unique skills, talents and abilities. As Americans, we can use these to our advantage. We can find a career that best fits the skills, talents, and abilities we possess. Coaching offered me another aspect of education. Being a coach, you need to be aware of the politics involved. The best part of coaching is working with the student/athlete and other coaches. Practices and games are a blast! You get to get to see and interact with student/athletes in an atmosphere outside of the classroom. A high school coach should not be judged on their win/loss record. Not every team will be a state champion. It’s how the players perform and act on the playing field and in the class room. Most parents think their child is going to be a professional or college athlete in the sport they are doing. It’s the coach’s fault that their child is not getting the scholarship offers they deserve. The school administration could end up being the worst enemy of the coaches. Sometimes they have their personal agenda which they impose on their staff, which includes coaches and other staff members. My post-secondary experience includes being an adjunct instructor, tutor to being English as a Second Language instructor. While teaching at th
Author: Michael Pawuk
Release Date: 2017-05-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections
Hop into the lunch line at Springfield Elementary School for a sweet and savory meal high in humor and saturated satire. Join Bart Simpson and his pals and gals as they square off for the title of "Class Clown," outwit a robotic custodian run amok, surf both the social network and the school's massive mud puddle, lose their cool, learn the blues, get their groove back, and much, much more! Even if you're brown-bagging it, Bart Simpson Out to Lunch meets and exceeds your recommended daily allowance for laughs.
Author: Moritz Fink
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2019-06-19
Genre: Performing Arts
This book looks at The Simpsons place in the pop culture firmament, from inspirations like Mad magazine to its critical role in the renaissance of animated television. The author recounts the birth of the show, discusses its remarkable merchandising success, and examines the show’s popularity as the longest running episodic program in TV history.
Author: Joseph J. Foy
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Release Date: 2013-05-14
Genre: Political Science
It is often said that the poet Homer "educated" ancient Greece. Joseph J. Foy and Timothy M. Dale have assembled a team of notable scholars who argue, quite persuasively, that Homer Simpson and his ilk are educating America and offering insights into the social order and the human condition. Following Homer Simpson Goes to Washington (winner of the John G. Cawelti Award for Best Textbook or Primer on American and Popular Culture) and Homer Simpson Marches on Washington, this exceptional volume reveals how books like J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter, movies like Avatar and Star Wars, and television shows like The Office and Firefly define Americans' perceptions of society. The authors expand the discussion to explore the ways in which political theories play out in popular culture. Homer Simpson Ponders Politics includes a foreword by fantasy author Margaret Weis (coauthor/creator of the Dragonlance novels and game world) and is divided according to eras and themes in political thought: The first section explores civic virtue, applying the work of Plato and Aristotle to modern media. Part 2 draws on the philosophy of Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Smith as a framework for understanding the role of the state. Part 3 explores the work of theorists such as Kant and Marx, and the final section investigates the ways in which movies and newer forms of electronic media either support or challenge the underlying assumptions of the democratic order. The result is an engaging read for undergraduate students as well as anyone interested in popular culture.
Escape brain-numbing boredom with Bart Simpson! Bart and his pals are holding nothing back! First, the sons of The Legitimate Businessman’s Social Club (aka the Mafia) take over Springfield Elementary, and they have their sights set on recruiting Bart as their newest member. And when Lisa applies her study habits to the art of pranking, she gives Bart a healthy dose of competition for the title of “Class Clown.” Then, Bartman tangles with an eight-baby-wielding villain named Dr. Octuplets. Also, Martin Prince makes a move up the social ladder, Homer offers Maggie the moon, and Principal Skinner resorts to desperate measures to contain the force that is . . . Bart Simpson!
Author: Steven Keslowitz
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Performing Arts
Explore the world of The Simpsons as it relates to contemporary society. Is Homer a good father? Is Bart really America's "bad boy?" Should Maggie remain quiet? Also included are essays pertaining to medical malpractice, media culture, American Exceptionalism, how The Simpsons matches up against other TV sitcoms, Descartes' Evil Genius argument, American industrialization, and more. If you're a Simpsons buff, this book is for you. Mmm...bookalicious...