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Re: help with teacher dress code: lab coats


From: Judy Decker (jdecker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Aug 22 2003 - 12:48:38 PDT

I decided to reply to the list.... I had a white doctor's lab coat (but with
knitted cuffs so they fit). I bought it at a uniform supply shop (it was
cheaper than what was in the catalogs)
A teacher friend always asked me for help with her computer problems rather
than going to the tech guy. She called me Doctor Decker. Even in front of
her students.
She called me Doctor Decker every time I came to help her -with or without
the lab coat. I sure liked helping her.

I would have thanked Christa privately, but her server is one that bounces
my email. I know she is not doing it personally...but maybe now she can find
out why it does.

Judy "Doctor" Decker (my sister's friends caller her Doc all through high
school - her initials were DR - she did go into psychiatric/social
counseling as a profession).

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christa Wise" <>
Subject: RE: help with teacher dress code: shoes

> For student teachers wanting to dress professionally yet need to take care
> of their new professional clothes, maybe this suggestion is too passe,
> To keep your clothes looking good, you just need to find a funky smock and
> wear it. Denim aprons seem to be the HS kid cover-up of choice. I have
> lab coats and jackets. Currently my childrens' orthodontist saves the
> denim snap-front jackets his staff wears for me. They might have a spot or
> a frayed edge or two, but they make great smocks.
> I have one in light denim and also a yellow apron that are all covered
> paint - a sort of Pollock-like look that I painted on. Maybe some sort of
> junk store retro-look would work or even a plastic chemistry apron? Find
> something and make it your signature. Have the kids sign it when you
> Christa