• I’m In Love With My Student…

    by  • February 15, 2012 • * Safe for Work *, Confession • 3 Comments

    I swear I’m not some creepy cougar that preys on her students. I’m 22 years old, the youngest teacher at the school that I work for. All of my students are my age, give or take a year. In all of the classes that I’ve taught, I’ve never had this problem.

    I can’t even look at him when I teach. I create activities where I’m not at the front of the classroom because he makes me nervous. No matter where I am in the room, he stares at me with his puppy dog eyes. It stresses me out. I know that he’s fascinated by me, being a young American teacher… Maybe almost as fascinated as I am by the fact that he is a tall, charming, blonde-haired, blue-eyed boy from Holland.

    I don’t know how much longer I can teach him. I may have to request that he move out of my class. But even then, I see him everyday at school anyway.

    I don’t know how to handle this situation. I think I’m screwed.

    3 Responses to I’m In Love With My Student…

    1. M
      February 15, 2012 at 11:40 am

      I’m smitten with my teacher, and while that may be more common than your situation, don’t think it is taboo or anything.

      Try and push through the semester. Perhaps pursue the relationship once he his no longer your student.

    2. K
      February 21, 2012 at 1:25 am

      Thank you, I’m glad to hear a positive response rather than harshly negative as I was expecting.

      I think I’ll make it through the term, and boy, would I love to pursue some sort of relationship with him after that. I feel so childish. Who would have thought this would be my biggest issue as a teacher!

    3. L
      March 9, 2012 at 1:06 pm

      I’m in pretty much the same boat as you K; only it’s even worse, I’m 28 and he’s 15! I can tell he can tell as well, our dynamic has become so odd; he openly flirts with me like an equal, rather than playing up to the power dynamic. Sometimes his forwardness has shocked me, and I’m so bad at dealing with it because I’m so affected by it! It’s pretty bad. However, I’ve noticed that he seems to mirror me really precisely, I’ll see my current expressions in his face, so maybe if I can just act distanced enough he’ll act it too and then we’ll spend a painful rest of term feeling jarred. It’s a horrible and weird situation to be in and to not be able to talk about. You have my deepest sympathy!

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