California Educator

August / September 2018

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How to look fashionable — and professional — at school By Sherry Posnick-Goodwin Photos by Scott Buschman ack-to-school readiness isn't just about classroom preparation and lesson plan- ning. It's also about what you wear, so you can start the school year feeling confident and com- fortable. is may involve buying new clothing items, discarding others, and accessorizing old favorites. It matters, because what you wear to school tells others about who you are. For those new to the profession, it's challenging to create a wardrobe on a budget — and what's accept- able in a corporate office or on a college student is not always appropriate in your own classroom. e good news: It's entirely possible to look trendy without breaking the bank, say two CTA members who regularly offer style advice to educators via YouTube vlogs (video blogs). Recently they agreed to an impromptu photo shoot with the California Edu- cator, bringing some of their fashion favorites from closet to classroom. eir districts are 30 miles apart, but Megan Forbes and La Tawnya Robinson enjoy getting together for coffee and bouncing ideas off each other when it comes to fashion, classroom décor, staying orga- nized, maintaining a balance between work and life, and the latest techie trends. It should be noted that the YouTube stars could easily have become rivals, but instead reached out to each other on social media and became friends — demonstrating character traits they hope to instill in students. Here is some advice from these fashionistas. B 31 A U G U S T / S E P T E M B E R 2 018 On Trend in the classroom BTS 2018 s p e c i a l i s s u e

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