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Teachers Should Get Tattoos

Tattooed teachers make students more motivated and more creative, not to mention stand a better chance of getting a positive recommendation from her pupils.

Here’s a deeply strange 2010 study in which college undergrads were asked to imagine a female instructor with various tattoos: “128 undergraduates’ perceptions of tattoos on a model described as a college instructor were assessed. They viewed one of four photographs of a tattooed or nontattooed female model. Students rated her on nine teaching-related characteristics. Analyses indicated that the presence of tattoos was associated with some positive changes in ratings: students’ motivation, being imaginative about assignments, and how likely students were to recommend her as an instructor.”


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