By Meagan smith - United States
Today, I started my new job as a teacher. Worried about how I looked, I asked a coworker if I looked okay. She said, "You look fine. Just like a normal high school kid." I spent the next half hour convincing her that I was not a student, but a teacher. FML
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  StoryOfTheYear  |  13

Why is that a deal?
Yes, maybe you will have less authority, but as long as you seem cool the students will love you if you look like them in comparison to wearing grandma pants up to your belly button

  xoconnie  |  8

stuff like that happens to me, im a hs senior and adults think im in 9th grade! its really embarressing and awkward, so i feel for u OP. its alright, its better to look younger then older anyway. in 10 years u'll be happy about it

  x3ShanTastic  |  0

I had a teacher that looked like a student and she loved to mess with the faculty by pretending to cut in the lunch line and wearing hoodies around =P it was great

  Daralea  |  21

That why you dress up more professionally ...especially on your first day. If you're wearing to work what high school students wear, there is something wrong.


I started teaching middle school this year and spent the better part of my first day politely declining dates from students who thought I was a new kid. LOL This youth thing will work in our favor in 20 years when everyone our age wishes to look as young as us!

  evilplatypus  |  38

In my experience, when students see that their teacher is young, they assume (usually correctly) that the teacher is inexperienced and a pushover so they take much more advantage of them.

  Jaxx66  |  21

-2 that's not always true. I had a civics teacher and her best friends were geography and history teachers... We called them the Charlie's angels because they'd always wear mini skirts and stand together swinging their keys and acting younger than us. We didn't like them... Preps.... Ick.

  Isoldael  |  27

That is bound to lead to overhearing some VERY interesting rumours. Assuming the students know who they are waiting for (i know there was always someone in my class spreading rumours, even about new teachers)

By  life2007  |  0

I know how you feel I work as a jailer at a police department nothing beats an honest drunk asking if you're still in high school. At least the students won't hit on you like inmates. Good luck