I recently received an email from a new teacher, asking me a few advice questions. I thought these were worth posting, since a LOT of new teachers have these same questions! Thanks for the great questions Jessica!
I also think wearing school spirit wear is important, especially on field trips and special assembly days. My middle school team had t-shirts made that we wore on several Fridays. I also made a bunch of cute science shirts that helped show my enthusiasm for teaching science. The kids picked up on that enthusiasm when they saw me wearing my nerdy shirts!