do you have children of your own? the reason i ask is because i didn't ever get what the big deal was about how we as art teachers dress until i had school-age children of my own. it's better for a teacher to sacrifice bits of his/her own "style" for 7 or 8 hours a day and have credibility with other teachers, your boss and the real power base, parents. who you are as a person or as a teacher should not be based on what you wear so what difference does it make
if you wear pendelton suits or (my favorite) stuff from target? the only stone-clad advice i could give some one about clothes for the art teacher is machine-washable and tumble-dryable...it can be a dirty job.
Sent: Friday, February 13, 1998 8:16 PM
fellow art educators...
help an undergrad out with this one. what do you feel is acceptable
appearance for an art teacher? what consists of "going too far"? my opinion
is that diversity opens our children's eyes and presents something new.