Teachers friends professional dating
It occurs when teachers, including experienced teachers, fail to maintain a professional distance between their students and themselves.They get too close to, and too personal with students.Teacher training institutions, principals, and schools’ boards of management must emphasize the importance of teacher professionalism at all times.There must be clear policies and statements detailing inappropriate, unacceptable, and criminal teacher-student relationships.
Although most research regarding teacher-student relationships investigate the elementary years of schooling, teachers have the unique opportunity to support students’ academic and social development at all levels of schooling (Baker et al., 2008; Bronfenbrenner, 1979; Bronfenbrenner & Morris, 1998; Mc Cormick, Cappella, O’Connor, & Mc Clowry, in press).
Teachers and students post homework, assignments and projects online and contact each other frequently.
However, this same communications technology is known to have been misused by a minority of teachers to send improper messages to a few students, because it is not supervised.
The first type of negative teacher-student relationship I want to look at is usually created by young, inexperienced and immature teachers who are new to the profession.
In an effort to gain acceptance and approval from students, they become too friendly or familiar.