Teacher dress code.....

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  1. gr3teacher

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    No... but I wouldn't wear a tie every day anyway because ties are seriously the stupidest invention ever. A dress shirt, dress pants, and dress shoes though? Of course.
     
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    Lol I couldn't agree more with this. I wore a tie during my student teaching, but now the only time I put one on is once a year for Back to School Night (and that's only because all of the other male teachers do on BTS Night so I don't want to stand out).
     
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    I think that since most of us agree that tidy polo shirts fit in most dress codes, I don't think that ties even make a difference. Additionally, I would wear nice looking dress flats if I could, but I can't, and still do my job. I should be worth a lot more to my employer than what is on my feet. I believe the same is true for all of us who can't wear leather dress shoes for whatever anatomical reason. We have shared enough by saying we can't wear those shoes, and our doctors are willing to back us up. I believe I look professional every day that I teach. I am grateful that admin at my school knows the difference between "would if I could", and "won't just to defy you." OP, change the sneakers, keep your current ones as backup on foul weather days, and don't let anyone give you grief over your footwear.
     
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    Agreed! I wore a dress shoe and a tennis shoe most of last year (it's a pain to change the shoe on my prosthetic). That or tennis shoe and snow boot.
     
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    And I bet you knew as much science with mismatched footwear as you would have known with matching shoes. Now, make that into a science experiment and let me borrow it. ;)
     
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    I've got it! Does the law of energy conservation remain true in various footwear? Let's find out by wearing various types of shoes with a demonstration.
     
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    Well, I can tell you that my energy is NOT conserved if I am fighting to remain shod in uncomfortable shoes.
     
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    This is completely off topic but I feel like if there's any group of teachers most likely to b.s. their way through justifying just about anything it would be the science teachers. "Well, no, we don't technically have to set that thing on fire, but it's obviously more educational this way because you can record raw data rather than relying on the observations of others."
     
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    And why not - there's just so much science to work with! Most of us can even slide between contents easily. I've even been known to get jiggy with it in creative writing. I do believe that I truly see the world through science, and it colors everything I know.

    You are right - we have left poor OP's dress code in the dust, it would seem.
     
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    If the head honchos told us we didn’t have to wear neckties, I’d be so thrilled that I’d do backflips!
     
  11. YoungTeacherGuy

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    What’re you going to wear when you’re an administrator, though? I’ve never seen a male administrator not wear slacks.
     
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    Hahaha! I will break the cycle!
     
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    Facts. I get away with a ton because science
     
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    My P wears neckties every day. He said that makes him look professional. I also like it because it draws the line between admin and teachers. I believe the boss of the school should be more dressed up than the teachers. And likewise, whenever the super drops by, he's always in a suit.
     
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    I, too, wear neckties every day. I wear a suit from time to time, too (usually about 10 times a year). I spend a lot of money on nice work clothes, shoes, and watches (I like to look nice), but neckties have always bothered me. I've worn them pretty much every day since the age of 18 (I worked at a bank right after graduating from high school).
     
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    I think we're at the end of this very informative thread about teacher fashion and footwear. To recap, I bought 2 pairs of gray pants at Walmart. The first Walmart had only pair that matched my size and inseam. So I drove to the other Walmart in town and found a matching pair. Washed and dried... Pulled out of dryer and NO wrinkles!! Wearing them right now along with a red polo and my comfy black sneakers!!! It's been a great day! :)
     
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    Yeah, I think t-shirts, jeans, and sneakers working at a bank wouldn't pass muster. ;)
     
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    Why do you care so much what this one colleague said?
     
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    Curious what the female teachers wear in such heat! :)
     
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    It is not uncommon for classrooms in my building to be between 85-90 degrees in May, June, September. Teachers wear sundresses, skirts....Bermuda shorts, even....but not on a ‘meet the teacher’ kind of day for shorts.
     
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    It is common for administrators to not wear neckties in my district. They wear polo shirts with a school logo or dress shirts and no necktie. Some like neckties, but many do not.
     
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    Mine either wears full three piece or polo (with school logo) and jacket. That's pretty much all he wears.
     
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    Something like this is typical (the reason why I linked that dress is because I was with my sister when she bought it).

    A lot of teachers are on the floor (especially primary teachers) throughout the day. Comfort is key.
     
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    Wow that's inteeresting. We have a lot of administrators in my building, and all of the males (and some of the females) wear a full on suit and tie every single day. It seems like a lot of work to get ready for the day!
     
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    The male administrators I have worked with rarely wear ties (and the women rarely wear suits); when they do, we tease that they must be trying to impress someone "higher up". Our admin are outside on supervision duty 2 or 3 times a day and are very hands on in the classrooms; being dressed very formally isn't practical for them.
     
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    Are these the 'Secret Agent' pants?
     
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    I think that's what they are called now. They used to have a different name, but I love them! I need to replace my navy ones soon. I've had them four years, and they got an ink stain on them last year.
     
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    That dress is cute! I could see a lot of teachers in my district wearing it. We're really casual though and not on the floor as often in high school :)
     
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    When it's that hot, I wear dresses. I have lots of school appropriate dresses & skirts and I wear them often. I teach grade 1 and I am still comfortable and able to sit on the floor. It's all about being aware of yourself.
     

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