October 17, 2014

Teaching Style: Flowy Fall

Something I've heard a lot from my fellow future educators, along with saying it myself, is that we don't have "teacher clothes". I'm not even sure I know what that means. What makes something "teacher clothes" anyway?

Typically when I would go to school to observe or teach for art's days I would try to stand out as a teacher by wearing dress pants, a crew neck tee or blouse with a blazer or cardigan. I've talked to other (future and current) educators about what they wear in the field and it's typically pretty similar to "the teacher uniform". Don't get me wrong, I love to look extra professional with my matching pants and blazer but, I've realized, I'm so much more comfortable at school when I inject my own personal style into my outfit that day. I think it's more important that teachers can hold the attention of their students than to dress in "the teacher uniform". I am still very cautious of what is appropriate and maintain all of Kutztown and my placement's dress codes in the outfits I put together. I have had great feedback from students and educators since I started dressing in my own style so I thought I would share the looks I wear while I'm in early field (and student teaching next semester). 

This is the first look I've put together for teaching that I really felt myself. I found this dress and fell in love with it's flowy, poncho/cape-like quality, however it showed off a lot of cleavage so I decided to throw on this high neck tank to keep it appropriate, and (of course) my coin bib necklace for some extra embellishment. I also try to wear tights whenever I do wear dresses for warmth and extra coverage. 
Dress // Tank // Bib Necklace // Tights // Boots (similar)

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Have a Great Weekend!xo

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