I thought I found the solution to the problem of students not doing their reading homework. I soon saw the drawbacks to this solution.
APOLOGY: There was an error in the earlier post of today’s comic. Please excuse this second corrected post.
As students get older, it gets increasingly difficult to attract — and maintain — their attention. This is why I keep my mini-lessons under five minutes. This is also why a ten-minute YouTube video takes forever to watch, and why cooking something for two minutes in the microwave seems like an hour.