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Teacher explains the school dress code to her students in the most sensible manner

With no hurtful remarks or fierce lectures, the teacher managed to teach the young student about the appropriate school attire.

Teacher explains the school dress code to her students in the most sensible manner
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @mrslewisyall

Handling young minds is quite a sensitive matter for teachers, especially while talking about their choice of outfits for school. While it is inevitable that students tend to break the school dress code once in a while, many teachers choose to handle the issue harshly. This way of disciplining may or may not work but the approach followed by Mrs.Lewis, an educator and TikTok content creator, worked quite effectively. In a video, the teacher revealed the calm and composed way she handled a school student wearing an inappropriate outfit and people loved how she handled the situation.

Image Source: TikTok | @mrslewisyall
Image Source: TikTok | @mrslewisyall

Mrs. Lewis began the conversation with the student saying, "Walk me through your process this morning." The student who was off-camera replied that they looked through their clothes when they woke up and picked their outfit that morning. The teacher wanted to know if the students chose an "inappropriate" outfit out of rush or if they planned to wear it. As the student explained that they deliberately chose to wear that outfit and were in no rush, the teacher was calmly paying attention to their words. "Do you do one final check and be like, 'Yep. That's cute. I'm going to school?'" she asked and the student replied that they did indeed check.

Image Source: TikTok | @mrslewisyall
Image Source: TikTok | @mrslewisyall

There were no furious expressions or rude interruptions from the teacher's side. She patiently heard the student's explanations and tried to make them realize their mistake on their own. The student also pointed out that they were twinning with another student who was wearing a similar outfit. "The two of y'all are walking around like this?" the teacher asked in disbelief but made sure to keep her composure. From the student's perspective, their outfit was not so inappropriate and "they should be able to wear them however they feel like." After hearing this answer, the teacher had nothing else to say. Unlike most teachers, she chose to leave the student to their opinions instead of condemning them for expressing their point of view.

Image Source: TikTok | @mrslewisyall
Image Source: TikTok | @mrslewisyall

Only when the student wanted to hear her perspective, did Mrs.Lewis share her thoughts on the dress code. Even then, she chose to make the student lay out the issue there. When the student admitted that it was a "bad" outfit, the teacher said, "I wouldn't say it's bad. It's probably just the setting." She questioned, "Imagine if I decided I was going to roll up in here and give it to the people. What would you say?" This question made the student realize the teacher's perspective of their dress code violation. "I think you figured it out on your own just now. What'd you figure out?" the teacher asked and the student replied, "That I can't wear this type of clothing to school." The teacher calmly ended the conversation saying, "Go get a shirt."

Image Source: TikTok | @lala_inthesouth
Image Source: TikTok | @lala_inthesouth
Image Source: TikTok | @sweett1964
Image Source: TikTok | @sweett1964
Image Source: TikTok | @mykahlraphael
Image Source: TikTok | @mykahlraphael

Mrs.Lewis's approach became a hit among internet users. Her video which gained over 1.3 million views received thousands of supportive comments. "All jokes aside, calmly walking through this, letting her figure this out, and having some perspective on the thought process for next time is 10/10!" lauded @moneyballdt. "The fact that not once did you shame her, or make it about her body!! This mindfulness and self-analysis is what our kids need more of. Thank you!" noted @carolina_sassenach. "Please tell me you are running this school because this is the kind of guidance kids need to make the right decision later. You are helping them build critical thinking skills," added @melissagudal.

You can follow Mrs.Lewis (@mrslewisyall) on TikTok for more educational content.

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