Sometimes I dress casually, sometimes I dress “up”. It depends on my mood, and on occasion if I have a workshop or a dinner date after school. Sometimes the kids are disrespectful. Sometimes they are not. They don’t save their best behaviour for my *suit* days.
There are only a few times a year when I consciously decide to *get spiffy*–The first and last day of school, the Christmas concert or School Play (Unless I am wearing a costume instead), and on Parent-Conference days.
The older I get, the more I think the outside cover is completely irrelevant. Besides, “getting down and funky” in an expensive suit is probably not something most teachers can afford to do.