Good teachers leave an impression that lasts a lifetime whether they’re teaching pre-school or a doctorate program. And while we can’t ever thank them enough, we can take a moment during National Teacher Week to share our appreciation for the special educators in our lives. Show your gratitude by giving your favorite teacher a gift that supports their commitment to shaping young minds. Whether the teacher that you know is someone that changed your life with education and direction, your spouse, a friend, a respected colleague, or even yourself, choose something that makes the grade in style, function, and durability. Here’s a list of suggestions to help you choose the perfect gift.
a. Make taking and writing notes more elegant with the Croco 2511 Letter Size Writing Pad Holder. A teacher will enjoy taking notes - and feel better about writing notes with this stylish writing pad holder. Made with hand-stained full-grain leather from the Tuscany region of Italy, each skin is embossed with a croco print that adds sophistication and exceeds the durability of genuine crocodile skin. And, just like a well prepared arsenal of educational strategies, this pad will get better with age. Over time, the leather will build a rich patina that adds to its character and personality.
b. Relieve backaches from carrying heavy papers with the Generations Edge 6844 Business Wheeler. Most teachers are not satisfied with the books provided by the school to help keep students engaged. So, they go to class stocked with their own collection of supplemental materials – which get heavy quickly. This spacious wheeler is the ticket to carrying all of that extra cargo with ease and style. It is great for carrying files, books, and even a laptop in a wrinkle free ballistic nylon case that is trimmed with scratch and stain resistant Italian leather. This wheeler also features an accordion style divider in the back compartment so that documents can be sorted by assignment or by class. Plus, its small footprint will roll through the aisle on a bus if taken on a school trip – and it makes the bag easy to tuck away when class begins.
c. Get the perfect work bag. A teacher’s day usually starts very early in the morning and ends well into the evening. Nonetheless, keeping organized all day long is an absolute must. So what’s the perfect bag?
For her, consider the Milano 3902 Madison Avenue Tote. It’s chic and functional at the same time. The bag features a large compartment with ample room to hold documents, books, and study guides. There’s also a padded pocket that will hold even larger screen laptops or provide extra space for files and exams that need to be kept separate. Organization pockets and a large zippered pocket hold personal effects and provide easy access to wallets and keys. A best seller, this tote is made from Italian leather with a scratch and stain and resistant coating. Choose from classic colors like Black and Cherry, or brighten things up with Green or Red.
d. For him, the Elements 4403 Triple Gusset Flapover Briefcase is a smart choice. Handcrafted from European leather that is known for its durability, strength, and scratch resistance, it will hold files, documents, and books while securing up to a 15.6” screen laptop top when necessary. With an adjustable, removable shoulder strap it’s great for any season. The bag can also be locked for greater security. Choose from black, burgundy, or cognac leather.
e. A combination of any of the above. All of these quality items from Jack Georges are an essential part of a teacher’s wardrobe. So, choose a writing pad, a wheeler, and a work bag knowing that there would be plenty of use for all of them. And what’s better, you’ll make the grade with Jack Georges’ lifetime warranty because a teacher’s career is for life and that added reassurance goes a long way in saying thank you.