What’s the dress code?
My grade 3 teacher gave me some advice about being a teacher. She said,
“Wear comfortable shoes!”
I have tried to follow her guidance as much as possible but lately I have noticed that several other teachers are taking that advice too far. Teachers dress in hoodies and runners, jeans and t-shirts each and every day. I cannot imagine students taking a teacher seriously if they do not dress up a little for work. Wearing comfy shoes is important but a professional image matters too…right?
How do you dress for school? In your opinion, does it matter?
Janet Lee has been an English teacher/Department Chair, Nipissing University Reading Part 3 Instructor, Student Success Literacy Consultant, and Nelson Literacy 7-10 instructional writer and media specialist. Janet Lee recently presented literacy resources at The Great Moon Gathering in Fort Albany, Ontario. She enjoys maintaining her blog This Side of the Mirror-A Journey Through Reflection to communicate with teachers and address current issues in education.