Teacher student dating legality
In previous posts we discussed the importance of positive teacher-student relationships in fostering student engagement.
Today we will examine a few types of negative teacher-student relationships and the harm they do to students, the instructional process and the teaching profession in general.
They consider students as peers and give them too much latitude.
They are too lenient with the students and fail to support the professional standards set by more experienced and skilled teachers.
Both the teacher and the parent are single but they met whilst the child was in the teacher's class. If favouritism were shown to the child as a result, there might be cause for concern, but otherwise they should be left to get on with their lives without outside interference or just plain nosiness. This was asked on a forum for teachers and there were a few responses along the lines of absolutely not, very unprofessional etc.
Such students will not trust their teachers and may disengage from the subjects taught by these teachers or seek extra help elsewhere. Students respond much better when teachers show care and concern for them on a daily basis and treat them like real persons, within the accepted professional boundaries.However, a seemingly small but growing minority of teachers of both sexes have shaken the foundations of the teaching profession by engaging in negative or improper relationships with students.They generally pay a high professional and, at times, legal price if they are caught.Hi What would you honestly think if you found out that a teacher at your child's school was dating the parent of a child at the same school? quite surprisingly we took it easy on him and didn't take the piss. I don't actually see a problem even if the child were in the teacher's class.The child is no longer in the teacher's class, but was last year. It's not like a doctor dating a patient, after all.