This week in my classes we covered Professional Image. I explain to the students how to use it in the world of cosmetology as well as how they can apply it to the real world in any job. It was great to see all the classes engaging in questions about how they should dress for success on the outside. The old adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover” and then we talked about professional Image on the inside and someone who inspired them for success in what they want to do in their lives. We had some real teary days in my class. I really had some great sharing of personal experiences. It’s really helped me see who some of my students are and what they want out of their lives. I have one class that has a student that is a real tough case. She has a huge wall up and EVERYTHING is a negative. She is going to be the one I want to really make a difference with. Guess that I am making her my personal goal for the school year, I hope to be that teacher that can make her care about herself and her possible career in cosmetology.
To me that summons up what teaching is really about.