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Male Teachers - What do you wear to class

The Latin prefix 'Re', when attached to cognition, becomes the wordless sutra;

I prefer the kama sort

Fred :

The Latin prefix 'Re', when attached to cognition, becomes the wordless sutra;

I prefer the kama sort

Agreed.   I'll probably die protesting the pointless too...    :nothappy:

After leaving Saigon and moving to DaNang over three years ago...I have not had to worry about 'dress code'.  I continue to wear non-faded blue/black jeans or a pair of khaki trousers with a colored short-sleeve  button-down shirt and a pair of sandals.   When I first came to DaNang, I gave AMA a shot for four days and called it quits as I was not going to 'dress up' for them as their students came and wore what they wanted as to the teen's style these days...funny as no dress code for students and one for teachers.
Since August of 2014, I've had the privilege to teach out of my residence with the written approval of the Ministry of Education here in DaNang.  I've had classes of 3 to five persons for TOEIC and Business Communications; TOEFL classes are usually one on one or one on two.  I have been teaching between 13 to 22 individuals a week. 
Something is working...I'm now being asked by the parents to instruct their 2nd child for TOEFL studies. 
I'm a bit 'old, old school'..."respect" is earned; it should not be a given!  Being well dressed does not establish 'respect'. 
Hope all enjoy the upcoming holidays and be safe.

:))) just wanna make some friends

If u teach in some centers, formal clothes is not required :)))

Anhduong283 :

If u teach in some centers, formal clothes is not required :)))

Agreed.   But sadly, Ego does not diminish (especially) in older fuddy duddies, so we
have many points to ponder.   Clothes DO maketh the man if you want presentation,
not the real person under the persona.   Marketing 101: watch the TV ads...      :whistle:

Bazza139 :
Anhduong283 :

If u teach in some centers, formal clothes is not required :)))

Agreed.   But sadly, Ego does not diminish (especially) in older fuddy duddies, so we
have many points to ponder.   Clothes DO maketh the man if you want presentation,
not the real person under the persona.   Marketing 101: watch the TV ads...      :whistle:

I'm an old fuddy duddy.
Clothes do not maketh the man, nor do clothes force respect for a teacher, but they can make you look like a slob and that can change how a lot of parents (Customers) see you and your attitude to teaching.
Is a classroom with raggy old desks, a dirty floor and torn books is also acceptable?
Irish navvies don't need to much care about how they look, educators do (or should).

Hmnn...   ..I could call myself an old(er) fuddy buddy too, Fred.
But I agree balance between extremes of clothing is the real issue here.
We all know you can be both clean and comfortable at the same time
so your directives are dudded.  Without disinterest.

As an 'other' aside?  I (still) cop a lot of flak from taking (my) students
out of unbearably hot & humid rooms to hold brainstorm briefings or
feedback formats under shady trees.   Which also removes the old,
grubby desks while keeping the dirt(ier) floor(?)    I often smirk...

..while explaining my methods to my envious peers and various
Admin. officers, for (excuse my Ego) I get the popular vote from
students who appreciate the difference.    Get the point?

Yeah.   Too many sticklers for sticking too strictly to a (dreadful!)
curriculum which fosters disinterest in otherwise curious kids.
Connecting-the-dots is rarely a problem for fertile minds, and it is
this invaluable aid I will continue to (try to) pass on.

FIGJAM?   Yes.   Fudge, I'm Good.  Just Ask Me.   Not Fuddily...

I think thinking outside the square is the real issue here, but just
to rub it in a little more, the Christian Prophet (Jesus) is held to have
told; " We will always have the poor"  (Clueless Clods!)  I'll add.

..perhaps victims of planned ignorance and deliberate stupidity..?

  I rest my poisoned pen...

Hey, hey...Marketing is like doing a "Hillary or a Trump"...90 percent lie and 10 percent truth just to make a sales.  Even having a Business Mgmt degree, I hated the 'concepts of marketing'.  I've lived with the DuPonts, Getty's and others with the suit, tie, silverware and little pinky from my days in Wilmington, Delaware.  I'll stick to the jeans, T-shirt and/or button-down shirts.  Clothes do not make the man...or woman.

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