I'm sure you've been visiting Target and Wal-Mart for their back to school sales. Have you visited the mall to buy some new clothes and shoes ?
The first day of school is just as exciting for teachers as it is for students. Who gets a good night of sleep before the first day of school? Not me, that's for sure. One thing you may want to consider is saving your new outfit for the second day of school. As a person who has been the new kid on the block, as a parent and as a faculty member, I can't stress enough how helpful it was when school employees wear their school shirts on the first day of school. Parents can easily identify an adult if they need to ask for directions. If a child gets lost during the day, he or she can find an adult with a school shirt to get ask for help. New faculty and staff members can also see who the "go to" people are for help. Yes, many school employees wear name tags, which are nice, but they are small so they are harder to see. Many employees forget to wear them, too. Trust me, matching shirts are the way to go!
Let's help out the new teachers! What is your favorite brand of shoes to wear when you're teaching? I have several that I like . . . Dansko, Merrell, and Clarks, are some comfy ones to check out. Leave a comment below and help the newbies out. What is your favorite brand of shoes?