Originally Posted by mrk1
That makes sense. Looking back I do remember the younger teachers tended to have a more wild classroom than those belonging to older women or men. Very interesting, I never noticed it until now.
Yep, it's something I've discussed with every student teacher and mentee I've had who was a young woman, particularly those short in stature. It's not fair, and it's not right, but it's a fact that a 260-pound man (me) in his sixties makes a different initial
impression on kids than a petite young woman does. It is a fact, though, which you can
leave bobbing in your wake with enough will and technique.
Being attractive, by the way, can make it worse. I don't have that problem either.