Armstrong, can you believe it, they’re actually letting me graduate! Yet when a Facebook post informed me that Mark had died, his name, his smile toggled memory, transporting me back to my old classroom–room 201.”I smiled, “Yeah, God knows what they were thinking.”A few years after graduation, he married his high school girlfriend, the girlfriend he sat next to in my English class. Collectively, what we lacked in knowledge we made up for in enthusiasm. Kids uninterested in dated stories scratched in stale books written by dead white guys.[CA] [Spanish/9-12] - New Spanish teacher calling out to fellow Spanish teachers.In my Level 1 sections, around 20-25% are fluent enough to be either in Level 2 or Native Speakers.Get your free copy: DJTM Do you guys think it's ever okay to date your high school teacher after graduation, given that the student is a mature 18 year-old and teacher is in 20s or early 30s?I am aware that this is a little weird, but is it immoral or unethical on the teacher's (or student's) part? He would place a seat next to his behind his desk, and we'd just sit, listen to music, laugh and talk.I thought he was the most charming man I had ever met, but everyone told me that he was just being nice and that he wouldn't like me.
My senior year, I made sure I still had his class and we continued our daily hangout's after school.
If both parties are over 18, it is not "against the law" even while the student is in school.
However, it is usually against the rules of the school, and perhaps the school district, for the teachers to date their students, regardless of age, because it could easily result in charges of sexual harassment, given the uneven power of a teacher and student.
In truth, I haven’t thought much about Mark since our time together.
I was 26, inexperienced, short on life-lessons yet excited at the prospect of teaching and inspiring and helping mold the minds of young adults. It was in those days when I began to learn how your students’ lives wedge themselves into your life. How their remarks and actions and attitudes confound you, unnerve you, keep you up at night and make you question the fate of the world.