Category Archives: School Days

Insane culture of competitiveness

Having a kid in elementary school is a great reminder of ones age. You think about what school was like when you were a kid and quickly learn how much has changed! And mostly for the better honestly. But one thing … Continue reading

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La Center School Visit

I had a wonderful two days at the K-8 school in La Center Washington. Thanks to Lynn for inviting me up and making all the arrangements and thanks to all the teachers and librarians who helped make it a great visit. … Continue reading

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Call the Book Signing Police!

On my recent school visits I made a mistake. I was signing a lot of books and talking while doing it, and I draw in each book so it takes a bit and… You see…I was signing a copy of … Continue reading

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Wrapping up school visits for the year

I just finished spending a few days at the Oregon coast visiting Hilda Lahti Elementary and Warrenton Grade school. I had a wonderful time and man-oh-man did the students and librarians and teachers prepare some wonderful art for my visit! At … Continue reading

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Hogan Cedars Primary School!

Some great pictures of my visit to Hogan Cedars Primary school in Gresham. I had an awesome time. So many great questions from kindergarten kids up to 5th graders.  We discussed books, writing, illustration, animation and even video games. All … Continue reading

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My day at Sunset!

I visited Sunset Elementary in Oregon and had a wonderful time. I had so many great questions from students of all ages and enjoyed a very active discussion about writing stories and drawing pictures. It was a great day. And I … Continue reading

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What makes a good school? A good class? A good teacher.

The issues facing schools and teachers are near-and-dear to me. I work with a local high school and review art department candidates, I visit schools and libraries around the country and I have a 7 year old who reminds me about what happens … Continue reading

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