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A teacher’s uniform June 14, 2013

Posted by Geek 20/20 in Lifestyle.

I might rock the yellow one day! – from the madeinchina website

Unlike the navy, chefs, deep-sea divers, nurses and policemen, teachers do not have regulated attire. Some other professions have a ‘look’.  They can often be associated with certain styles and colours.

In the last eighteen months, I’ve taught in many good schools where everyone is in suits and others where the teachers wear chinos and converses! In these schools behaviour, the quality of teaching and staff support isn’t lacking. so this is not a post calling for smarter uniform.

However, I do have a uniform – a mental armour that changes me from introverted bookworm to Ms_________, bellowing and growling in a noisy classroom. (My friends are still surprised at what I do :P)

There are some risks with is mental wall

  • Forgetting to take it off – becoming more terse over longer period
  • Forgetting to put it on – resulting in a hellish work day
  • Struggling to use those skills (ie. voice projecting) in non-work scenarios – announcing dessert at a dinner party or saying “excuse me” in a packed train.

You can see I still working on seams of this ‘uniform’. It certainly fits better these days!



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