Young / Tales Out of School

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Young / Tales Out of School

My high school English teacher said teaching kept him young and open-minded. He may have had a point. My students constantly introduced new ideas, music, humor, and help with technology.

Appearances are the tip of the iceberg, and visual reminder of the wisdom of picking battles and letting them express themselves.
Early on, a favorite student sported an awesome mohawk. We loved him so much, we had him walk on stage during a talent show skit, as teachers sang, “Why can’t they be like Donny, perfect in every way? Nothing’s the matter with kids today.”
Earrings become common for males, and then there were multiple piercings, of more than just ears.
Tattoos became common.
One of my sweetest students sported very imaginative hair colors, which she told me her mother helped her do. When she said she wanted to participate in Renaissance Faire, I pondered authenticity of period, and then realized she could join the Fairy Realm. She was adorable, and in far more comfortable clothing than my long wool skirt. My great-niece Moriah was also a glamourous fairy. More about the Ren. Faire at




9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Naomi Baltuck
    Apr 29, 2015 @ 00:50:36



  2. Megan Morgan
    Apr 29, 2015 @ 08:38:30

    That’s very cute! I love that she got to join the fairy realm!


  3. storytellermary
    Apr 29, 2015 @ 09:38:34

    Ren. Faire website and I’ll add another photo, too.


  4. helldoesntownme
    Apr 29, 2015 @ 20:08:09

    What a lovely faery! You make teaching sound like such fun.

    Visiting from A to Z,
    Drusilla Barron


  5. Sue Kuentz
    Apr 29, 2015 @ 20:49:41

    Ahhhh, I’m all about the Ren Fest – we attend every year (Magnolia, TX and outside of Bastrop, TX) Love dressing up and getting my face painted!
    PowerofStoryBlog – Every Hero Has a Story


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