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Re: appearances...

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Judy Anderson (anderson)
Sun, 15 Feb 1998 13:54:55 -0600 (CST)


At 12:23 PM 2/15/98 -0500, you wrote:
>When you step into the role of a teacher, you will need to establish
>some authority. It doesn't have to be dictatorial - but in the simplest
>of terms - you are the boss. If you dress and look like some of the very
>students you are wishing to teach - they will have a hard time accepting
>you as an authority. I speak from the role of a cooperating teacher who
>accepted a student teacher into my classroom who had a 15" beard, long,
>scraggly hair in a pony tail, frequently wore a bandana, and was most
>comfortable in Levi 501's. On the days when the classroom was relaxed
>and he could chat with the guys about motorcycles, it was fine. But when
>he attemped to step up into the teacher role and exert some authority,
>or expect the respect a teacher deserves, he had problems. He couldn't
>be both a peer and a teacher. I'd say save the unusual body piercings
>and the combat boots for your own leisure time - that's when I wear my
>jeans...
>--
>Sandra Hildreth
>C.L.A.S.S. (Cultural Literacy through Art & Social Studies)
>http://www.northnet.org/mwcsart/mwart.htm
>Art 7-12, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid, NY 13660
>Art Methods, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617
>
>
>

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