Stupid question about Inservice...

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  1. ARhistoryguy

    ARhistoryguy New Member

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    I know this may seem completely stupid, but that being said, here goes. I have teacher inservice beginning tomorrow, and its been over 100 degrees in Arkansas for awhile now (plus the humidity). I wanted to know if teachers should wear dress clothes to teacher inservice (i.e. khakis, polo shirt, etc.) or if its alright to wear shorts and a nice shirt to the training. I only ask this because my first school district is small and very laid back from what I've seen (only 195 kids in grades 7-12). Now I will still return to khakis, polos, etc. when school starts, of course, but I just wondered if it would be proper etiquette to wear khaki shorts and maybe a comfy polo shirt.

    The only thing one person recommended I dress up for is the district breakfast on the last day of Inservice. Yes I know I'm worrying about something this lame, but I was just wondering if I could wear some shorts and not feel like a person showing up at a costume party without a costume!
     
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  3. chicagoturtle

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    second we wear whatever we want on inservice days but I guess it depends on your district. I wear jeans/running shorts on the first few days back cause I know I am going to be doing cleaning, moving, sweating, etc...
     
  4. ARhistoryguy

    ARhistoryguy New Member

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    Sorry 'bout that, I didn't mean to offend anyone MR or associated with retardation. Its just a phrase I've grown accustomed to using. A poor phrase choice to be sure, and it was thoughtless on my part. I edited already.

    And thanks for the help. I just wanna stay cool and not worry about sweating through a couple of pairs of clothes doing CPR/First Aid training tomorrow.
     
  5. kinderkids

    kinderkids Virtuoso

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    I would imagine shorts are fine, especially since someone specifically mentioned the breakfast as a day to dress up.
    Have a great year! :)
     
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    I feel your pain-August is the worst in the south. It should be no problem to wear shorts and a nice shirt.
     
  7. mnteacherguy

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    In our district we are told to dress buisness casual even for workshop/inservice days.....and as a new teacher I do dress khakis and a dress shirty (no tie). However, many veteran teachers just wear jeans or shorts....but I figure they've earned that right and I always dress to impress...I guess it's your call. Just remember you can always overdress, but it's never good to underdress
     
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    Well went I went in today to meet my teacher, I had khakis and a nice dress shirt, everyone else was in shorts and tshirts. Oh well. They wear jeans on Fridays without fail, and mostly khakis and shirts, so that's right up my alley! I need to get some more khakis though!
     
  9. Exclaimation Po

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    I had the same question. I started training on my 8th grade language arts book this week. Monday I dressed like I would be teaching. There were people there dressed from t-shirts, shorts and flip-flops to pretty dresses. I was in the middle. I checked with my principal, who said that as long as we're not dressed trashy, she was pretty much ok with almost anything for in-service. Each day I've dressed slightly more casual. I know the school wears jeans on fridays, so that's what I'm wearing friday!
     
  10. JessCentral28

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    I had the same question- it's not silly!

    I dressed in a nice shirt and brown dress pants. When I showed up, the other new teachers had on tank tops and shorts, and the male had a polo and shorts and sandles...The ladies giving the inservice were all dressed professionally, so I was very happy that I did.

    The lady next to me felt underdressed in a shirt and shorts- and it was 100 degrees that day too!

    For a compromise, I would recommend capris and a nice lightweight shirt. Even if you are dressed up more than everyone else, I would rather have it that way than underdressed!
     

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