Those who are concerned about teachers wearing inappropriate clothes (jeans, shorts, etc)
I thought of this forum the other day at work. I had to do a child control hold because one of my students was aggressing toward staff and also demonstrating self-injurious behaviors. During said hold, child peed on my leg. I couldn't stop the hold as that would endanger the child. Once the child was calm and I was able to release the hold, I had to change. I couldn't leave the building so I couldn't go home to get new "appropriate" work clothes; once this child aggresses, it is more likely to happen again (this is the first time he ever urinated during a hold. He's had toilet accidents as part of behavior but never when held before). I had jeans in my car because I was going away for the weekend after work. A coworker went to the car and got my suitcase. So, I was in jeans for the remainder of the day. Would you complain if you saw me in jeans even if you knew the reason (when this child is having an episode, everyone can hear as he's extremely loud)? For those who feel that it is never appropriate for a teacher to wear jeans, which would be more appropriate - slacks with a urine soaked leg or clean jeans? I was just thankful that I had clothes in the car and from now on will keep clothes in my class just in case because once it happens, it could easily happen again.