Thursday, March 12, 2020

Slice of Life #20 Challenge Day 12/31: Mullet Musings

Slice of Life #20 Challenge Day 12/31:
Mullet Musings

We were about to begin class when I heard from my student, C., "Hey Haase! Should I get a mullet?"

Even though I teach seniors in high school, I have many conversations with students about random topics, such as mullets. 

"Well...is a mullet haircut what you really want?" I asked C.

"I do have blue hair. Why not a mullet too?" C. responded.

"It sounds like you have made your decision. Besides, hair grows, right? You're eighteen. It's your hair. Get the kind of haircut you want." I replied.

"You can always shave it!" B., the student sitting next to C. said.

"Will you have a mullet for prom?" Another student, W., asked in disbelief.

"I think that I will wait after prom." C. replied.

"I'm curious. Is getting a mullet haircut a thing now? What made you think of cutting your hair, mullet style?" I inquired.

"You know, Miley Cyrus got one... And if Miley does it..." C. shared.

I may have laughed out loud.

"Well, that's a compelling reason, " I joked.

"The hairdresser that I shadowed had one. It looked awesome." C. said.

"That sounds like a better reason. I can't wait to see what you end up doing." I said.

Suddenly, three students produced photos of Miley Cyrus's mullet haircut.

"See how cute this is?" B. said.

"I think that it's time to start class." I said. We took out our independent reading books and got started. 



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5 comments:

  1. I love kids. Always finding the fun and the joy in things. :)

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  2. What a fun and surprising conversation. No! Do not let the mullet stage a comeback! Honestly, that photo of Miley Cyrus looks as though her hair is pull back behind her ears.

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  3. Trina, it is good to connect with you again at this year's challenge. Conversations before class starts are always interesting but this is a new one for me. On Tuesday when I was teaching a group of teachers I work with, the conversation started with the antibacterial wipes we were handed for the room-the clean-up began. Then, it moved to certification and so there was a buzz throughout the session while the teams worked on curriculum development.

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  4. Oh this was a delightful conversation and you handled it very diplomatically. I always enjoyed these little conversations before class started. Sometimes one broke out in the middle of class.

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  5. I sometimes think those conversations are ways to "divert" the class attention and focus and other times I know they are ways to test the waters and get "pulse" of the room! You are a good teacher for listening!

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