how do you dress during post planning

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  1. Mr.history

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    So the department head of the school I will be working at wants me to come down wednesday and sit in on a training session.(some literacy thing) This would be their third and final day of post planning.

    I have only been at this school 2 times. Once during my interview and another time to see my classroom and meet a few teachers. I have to drive about 3 1/2 hours down to the school wednesday morning. I will be leaving my house at 5 to get there at 9.

    How would you dress. I'm thinking I will wear some khaki shorts, polo, and tennis shoes because this is just a training day and no students will be there. How would you dress? I don't want to be a bum but I don't want to come in wearing a tie if everyone else is dressed down.

    I may just email the teacher but I don't want to seem like a flake.
     
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    People would be in jeans in my school, but I think what you describe sounds "safe". :)
     
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    We would also be in jeans. In your situation, I'd probably stick with the khakis/polo.
     
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    Thanks, thats what I figured.
    When I was student teaching I had to dress up every day, even during teacher work days because my college said it was mandatory.

    I'll stick to the khaki shorts and a polo. My guess is everyone will be dressed about the same.
     
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    I probably wouldn't wear shorts to any sort of school event until I was certain that it would be okay. Long pants are the way to go. Keep a pair of shorts in the car if you want to and change once you know it's okay.
     
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    OK long pants it is then.
     
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    We are not allowed to wear jeans or shorts for planning or work days, or ever, really. Only to after school activities. I would dress like I always do for work: slacks, a blouse, and a cardigan, with flats.
     
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    Long pants, not shorts.

    We could get away with jeans, but I wouldn't do that as a newbie.
     
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    Will there be teachers from other schools at the training? We often have county-wide training with other schools. Sometimes it's at our location; other tomes we have to drive. Whenever we work with teachers from other schools, we are required to dress professionally.
     
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    Business casual would be the way I go as well. Better to be overdressed than underdressed. The only time we wear jeans is if we come to the school on the weekend on our own to work in the classroom (ie, no event) or on very select sanctioned days for fundraising purposes.
     
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    Our dress code is the same all the time . . . no jeans, no shorts, no flip flops, no t-shirts.
     
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    I missed the word "shorts". I agree with those that say pants!
     
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    Professional!
    You have to dress to impress.
    Forget what others are wearing, and do your own thing.
    Rebel1
     
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    This^
     
  16. Mr.history

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    Well, my school must be less formal than where you guys work because people were wearing shorts, t-shirts, and tennis shoes. I wore khaki pants, a polo, and dress shoes so I wasn't all that over dressed. Was better to play it safe, but now I know. :)

    Was a good trip. I got to go to lunch with the other social studies teachers and I got to see my classroom again.(with all the other teachers stuff gone)
     
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    On our post-planning day, everyone will be dressed very informally, like your staff was, Mr.history--shorts, t-shirts, sandals.
     

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