This is from a native speaker teacher who tells about classroom management, basically how to behave towards students and teach. She says:
They know you actually care about them. it's funny you really will be fine because students know who really cares and who's just two years from retirement and drawing a check or whatever you can't fool students.
The expression "draw a check" sounds interesting. I looked it up but it did not make sense, because it is usually about writing cheques, so I can't be sure about its meaning, as the teacher won't be writing a check at the time of retirement.
So, I wonder if it means the teacher will be given a cheque by the employer at the time of retirement to convert it to a lump sum money at the time of retirement?