One Chicago Public Schools employee found a way to promote a positive self-image and professionalism for students at his school through the weekly event known as “Tie Tuesday.” Students from around the building now run upstairs to his classroom each week to see what everyone is wearing.
Daniel Jackson is the mastermind behind the non-woke, straightforward embrace of cultivating useful life skills at Dixon Elementary School, located on Chicago’s notoriously rough South Side.
“I’ve been at Dixon for five years,” Daniel Jackson, a second-grade teacher at Dixon Elementary School in Chicago, said in a video released by the district, “and each one of my students has had the opportunity to learn how to tie ties but also show their own professionalism.”
Take a look below at the great story coming out of the overall failing district.
It’s nice to see a story like this gain traction, and The American Tribune applauds it, though it does raise an obvious question. If a white teacher tried making black students wear ties, would he be accused of perpetuating any isms or supremacy? I think we all know the answer to that.
Aside from the supremely flawed nature of woke identity politics, Jackson’s efforts are truly amazing and inspirational. No doubt, his students need that kind of positive role model in their lives and they certainly need something to look forward to when going to school.
In addition to encouraging students to dress for success, it also gives them the opportunity to provide meaningful feedback and compliments to their peers. One could easily argue students lack social skills as much as they do academic skills in today’s government-run schools.
“Tie Tuesday is my favorite day of the week. Everyone comes to the second floor, and they’re like ‘let’s see what you’re wearing today,’” Jackson continued.
The second-grade teacher shared with Fox 32 that he learned to tie a tie from his grandfather. He later said his college fraternity had a tradition of dressing up and that he wanted to bring that habit to his own classroom.
“In college, I was reminded of how my grandfather taught me how to tie a tie. And I knew I wanted to teach other young men and women how to tie a tie just as I’ve done in our classroom,” he said.
If you watch the video above, you’ll hear several students explain why they love the tradition of “Tie Tuesday” as much as their teacher does.
“When I wear my tie, I feel I am a businessman,” one student can be heard saying.
“Tie Tuesday helped me in class by motivating me to keep my grades up,” another offers.
“I like it because I just think we look fancy,” another proudly boasted to Fox 32.
Breitbart covered the story, writing that the community has taken notice and pitched in to make the day special for everyone, which includes donating ties for those that might not have any and so that they can take their ties with them beyond the second grade. Breitbart wrote:
The outlet [Fox 32] noted that parents have begun to donate ties to support the program, and many students continue to wear them even after leaving the second grade.
Jackson, a “proud CPS alumni,” recalled that he was a student in the Chicago Public School system from elementary school all the way to high school before attending Illinois State University. He is now pursuing a master’s degree at Chicago State University with a view toward becoming a principal.
He explained that he wants to show his students “a different side of the world that I know.”
Featured image: Screen shot from embedded YouTube video.
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