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Last Day with Students

All year I look like one of those teachers that gets put away in the recharging closet overnight, only to come out ready to teach the next class the next day. Part of the job is to model appropriate behavior and attire for a professional environment.

The problem is that the kids have no idea that I’m modeling. They just think that’s what teachers do.

So, on the last day of school (actually, second to last, because my students are going to be going through culmination tomorrow) I come in dressed for vacation.

This is a fairly strong style makeover. Last year (my first at this school) the secretary in the front office wanted to know who I was subbing for, and a good 50% of my students didn’t recognize me until I actually called them by name.

{ 5 } Comments

  1. Kate | June 18, 2009 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    I can see why…left side: teacher! right side…star of working-class type reality show? maybe ice road truckers? :-)

  2. Claudia | July 27, 2009 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    That makeover is extreme!! ha ha you look like a biker!! hope you dont take if offensive :) I believe its a good way to show students we also have a life of our own, separate(different) from school life. way to go!

  3. Claudia | July 27, 2009 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    That makeover is extreme!! ha ha you look like a biker!! hope you dont take if offensive :) I believe its a good way to show students we also have a life of our own, separate(different) from school life. way to go!

    (sorry mispelled email)

  4. dkzody | August 30, 2009 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    Are these pictures a few years apart? Looks like you got a little grayer in that second photo.

  5. Mr. K | August 30, 2009 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    They’re about 20 minutes apart. I just lost most of the dark hair from the top of my head.

    Fortunately I’m becoming comfortable with my aging – I think the grey looks kinda good.