Middle school teacher, Mrs. Bluebird says the most important piece of advice she can offer new teachers is forget the latest styles and invest in some comfy footwear:
One of the biggest revelations I had when I started teaching was that you are on your feet nearly all day long. I had moved from the corporate world where I sat all day long at a keyboard or in meetings, and all of a sudden I was on my feet constantly. From the looks of the footwear I've seen on the various education majors that have observed in my room, no one has told these kids about the standing on your feet all day thing either. It rapidly occurred on me that if I was going to be standing all day long, I was going to have to spend money on really good shoes.”
A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.