30s dating tips
People say things like “I don’t need my students to like me” in the teachers’ lounge and that seems to earn them a badge of honor.It’s like we’ve been trained to respect the hard ass, and judge the teacher that students actually enjoy. But I’ve seen the “cool teacher” come in all ages, shape, colors, and sizes.I couldn’t promise he would magically be the most popular kid in school, but I could promise people would like being around him.Generally—and this is not only true about romance—people are drawn to people who are more interested in others than themselves.We tend to assume that the “cool teacher” means that teacher’s class must be really easy.It comes with a certain dress code, style, and dialect that students find relevant.
Your loose-fitting JC Penney khakis, that new dress shirt you got at Kohl’s, and those athletic socks with brown leather shoes.Share your love of those awful moisture-wicking polo shirts with your school name emblazoned on the chest.Slide your feet into your favorite clogs that you always claim have great orthotic support. Join our mailing list and get weekly tips, tools, and inspiration—in quick, bite-sized packages—all geared toward making your teaching more effective and fun. In this vein, I think teachers need to be better daters.Our students should like to be around us most of the time.