SHOULD teachers be given work uniforms and told how to wear their hair?
Do teachers really need to dress professionally?
Most times teachers and principals just wear what they wear because it’s comfortable or just what they happen to own. But the insinuations for what you wear may influence you, your colleagues, and your students.
Some teachers need to consider how they dress, consider how their appearance impacts both them and their students. They need to consider what they might change to maximize the impact of the way they look. As master communicators, teachers need to embrace the power of the subtle cues their manner of dress sends. Ask your self does my work attire influence my students or just other, am I a role model to them? What important messages does my dress code send? Am I setting an example showing how an adult professional should look and behave?
It is wise to dress professionally so that your pupils give them an understood message about how you see yourselves and the job you are doing. The more professional you dress the more your students feel imperative and see you as a role model.
Send the “I care about you, I am your role model and you are important to me” message, because they themselves will be becoming young professionals. Also the more parents are involved the more of a role model you become to their children.
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