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RE: The Art Teacher's Curse

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Fields, Linda (
Thu, 24 Sep 1998 09:40:02 -0400

Me, too! Like Alix, I have taught on all manner of hard surfaces. Shoes with
rubber soles, especially sneakers, are most helpful to me. Thirty years ago,
when I was young (and foolish), I tried the spike heels on a concrete
floor-no more. With age, comes wisdom, I guess-comfort is now more important
than looks. We must take care of ourselves, no one else will. Linda in NC
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> From: Alix E. Peshette[SMTP:apeshet]
> Sent: Thursday, September 24, 1998 9:25 AM
> To:
> Subject: The Art Teacher's Curse
> Hi All,
> The Art Teacher's curse has to be standing, running and just being on
> your feet all day. In the long run, it doesn't seem to matter what
> surface is on the floor. In regards to art room floors, often one
> has to take what one is given. After 23 years of actively teaching
> on my feet, my feet gave up. I now wear orthotics; a hi-tech,
> engineered insert in my shoes. I highly recommend them for every
> teacher! They run about $300 for the first pair, which should last
> ten years. Within five days of wearing these things, my feet
> stopped aching!! It was worth every dollar!!
> Just my two cents worth...
> Aliix Peshette
> 23 years on cement, rugs, floors, blacktop, gym floors, etc...