Recap: Presentation at the Summer Institute for Teachers

    Ann had the pleasure of speaking to a wonderful group at the Summer Institute for Teachers in Portland last week on how to cultivate and project a confident personal image at every occasion. Effective teaching requires not only a mastery of subject knowledge but it is contingent upon how well the information is delivered to students. When we feel our best we are able to set ourselves up for success. A confident, appropriate image helps to shape how we are perceived.

     Sharing her expertise on personal style Ann spoke about how certain colors communicate different images and tones. For occasions like meetings with school administrators or parents when you need project authority dark power colors such as black, brown, blue, and grey are most appropriate. Whereas with younger children, warm colors like red, yellow, and orange help to encourage friendly and welcoming interaction. Color choice can even help set up positive interactions in difficult behavioral situations. Soothing clear colors like wash tinted and pastels help can help create a calming message. 

 

Source: Banana Republic

 

 

Sources: Banana Republic, Sensiblystyled.com

 

     Developing personal style does not have to be a dauntingly expensive! Ann recommends watching for end of season sales and additional coupons. Look for selections that work well with items you already own and are interchangeable. Start with a smart neutral piece that fits well for your body type and build different clothing combinations around it. With only ten to fifteen clothing items spiced up with different accessories you can create fresh looks for less. 
    Finally, Ann spoke about the importance of teachers in our kids’ lives today. A quality education sets up students for a lifetime of success. Creating a wardrobe that works efficiently allows an educator to look and feel their absolute best!

 

 

 

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