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The Best and Worst of Teacher Gifts

December 18, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

We get a lot of tchotchkes and there are enough candies, cookies, and popcorn in the Teachers’ Lounge to feed a small country. But we do like to know that you and your kids like us, and appreciate what we do. So here are some gift ideas that we can all agree on.

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Are Backpacks a Pain in the Back?

December 6, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

With our predisposition to park ourselves in front of a computer or TV, we weren’t too surprised to learn recently of students as young as elementary level complaining of back problems normally reserved for years later in life. But the question has surfaced: are book-laden backpacks to blame?

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Developmental Vision

December 6, 2010 Teachnet Staff 1

It is not uncommon for a child’s vision problem to initially go unnoticed, or for it to be misunderstood. Contributor, Susan Schocket, offers these tips for making school work less stressful on students’ eyes, as well as resources for finding and treating vision challenges.