Dressing appropriately shows you are a professional. Clothing influences the way your students view you and how they behave. Be a good model for them to follow.
Your clothing will affect your respect, credibility, acceptance, authority.
- Elementary Children Like: bright colors
- Secondary Children Like: Soft muted colors
- Excessive Jewelry: distracts students
- Denim, T-shirts, Sports shoes and clothing = poor respect
Take out your Teacher Control Journal.
List 3 outfits that you should not wear while teaching.
List 3 outfits/clothing items that show you are a professional.
Choose the date when you will dress more professionally. Mark that date on your calendar. Implement it!
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