Staring at a computer screen is tiring! Have you noticed yourself getting dry eyes, headaches, or just plain old tired eyes from remote teaching? You’re not alone. It’s called “Computer Vision Syndrome” or “Digital Eye Strain,” and it’s not only hard on our eyes. It’s hard on our brains. How can we help ourselves and our students to combat this fatigue?
Go ahead. Roll your eyes!
Encourage your class to roll their eyes… TOGETHER!
It goes like this: Start by looking straight ahead. Then slowly roll your eyes to look to the right, then up at the ceiling, to the left, and at the floor. Try going clockwise five times. Then counterclockwise five times. You can lead it or even have your students call out the directions.
It will reduce eye strain, and it makes a great brain break!
"A teacher's job is to take a bunch of live wires and see that they are well-grounded."
- Darwin D. Martin
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