Post # 1
(Or already married to or just dating, you know)
I think this is hilarious, and I’m just wondering if any bees out there have similar stories. My FI teaches 7th grade, that wonderful time when hormones are discovered. He has a gaggle of girls who practically follow him around the halls. One girl is apparently madly in love with him because, as another teacher (/informant haha) told him, his eyes are just “soooo blue” and he is “soooo tall.”
On one level, it makes me uneasy because of the horror stories of students making false allegations to get to their teachers or whatever, but on the other hand, I do find it pretty cute that these 12/13 year olds think he is such a dreamboat. Hey, I think so, too!
Post # 3
My Darling Husband is a middle school teacher too! He teaches 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. When we got engaged, one of his co-workers told me that some girls actually CRIED because they were sad he was getting married, LOL!!!! It’s cute, but kinda bizarre!! I never had crushes on my male teachers… but they were usually like in their 40s, 50s, or 60s, haha.
Post # 4
My Fiance is a high school teacher. As soon as our relationship went “public” with school functions girls were constantly giggling as we walked past them at sporting events, plays, etc. Then once we went to a wrestling meet and one of the boys said, THAT is your girlfriend?!? His eyes were huge, and the look on his face was priceless. I will take that as a compliment. 🙂
They are constantly asking him questions about me, some way more personal than i would have ever dreamed of asking one of my teachers. They do not seem to hold back!
The best story was when we were out to eat at a local diner before a football game. One of his students worked part time there. As soon as he walked in she ran up and said hi, and then i came around the corner and she immediately started acting strange. One time she came up to our table and just stood there as if in a transe. My Fiance finally said, Do you need something? She just giggled and walked off. Then my Fiance went to the restroom and as soon as he disappeared into the bathroom, the girl darted over to me like a hawk. She asked me if we were dating, how long we had been together, etc..and giggling this whole time. It was priceless.
I am not sure if some of these are crushes, or just realizations that “mr Henry” is human and dates, too.
Either way, it usually ends up with a great story.
Post # 5
yup, mine Fiance is also a teacher and middle school wrestling coach. i don’t hear as much from the students (he spends more time with his wrestling boys than other classes, as he is a floating sub this year), as i do from mothers and other staff. my dad used to teach at the same school so when he sees his old colleagues and they fig out that coach e. is marrying his daughter, they said weird things about how handsome he is and how they ‘can tell what great shape he’s in even through his sweaters!’ i find it a little creepy that they all seem to enjoy drooling over him, but if it makes their day and he’s still comin home to me, whatever=)
Post # 6
These stories are priceless!
In high school, there was a teacher who had just graduated from college and was only maybe 23. He was the cousin of a classmate, so a lot of girls drooled over him because he seemed “attainable.” From what I heard after I graduated, quite of few “attained” him. Ew.
These girls know he is engaged, and they also seem fascinated with finding out more about me. Apparently, they were suggesting Christmas gifts and think he should buy me flowers more often. I’m cool with that!
Post # 7
Bahaaa, these are excellent. Mr. BrassBand is studying to be a high school band director (why hello, screenname! ) and I can’t wait for him to come home with stories like this. The best part (to me) is that he and I got together because of our HS marching band. Band geek love connection=awesome.
Post # 8
My husband is a professor and teachers some intro courses (so most of the students are 17, 18, 19 etc.). He’s witty and personable, so he has a bit of a “following”. Some are kids who just like him, and several are girls who “make eyes” at him. I think its hilarious.
We’re very private people, so he had never talked about me to his students, and apparently when he showed up wearing his wedding ring, there was a huge hoopla and a thunder of little whispers during his classes that day. It also went all around FB, trying to figure out who Professor S’s wife was. LOL!
Post # 9
@Amaryllis: Haha I’m on the other side because I am a teacher! It is funny how students form crushes on their teachers, but it’s nothing to worry about as long as he handles any “crush revelations” professionally and doesn’t lead them along. I am 23, and I had a student actually come to me and ask me out on a date. I reported it to administration immediately and explained to him the clear line that exists between teachers and students. They were very supportive and handled it well.
One more tip, which I’m sure he knows already: If he ever has students in his room before/after school or at lunch, make sure the door is OPEN and they are in clear view if anyone were to look in. My desk is right next to the door so that if I am sitting by it conversing with a student, anyone can look in and see exactly what is going on.
The fascination they have with teacher’s SOs is hilarious. My students are always asking me about him; he’s a manager in a store at the mall, which they figured out, so they go in all the time just to say hi to him. 🙂 lol
Post # 10
Haha, this is hilarious. I’m also on the other side – I’m the ‘teach in our little family. However, I don’t think SO has much to worry about when it comes to my 5th graders…Unless the times have changed more than I thought and 10 year olds are now on the prowl for older women..
Post # 11
@brideatbeach: He won’t even give students “high fives” in the hallway with other people around. It just amazes me what they’ll try. They used to look him up on facebook and send him messages like “We just wanted to say hi. Don’t tell the other students we messaged you! lololol” so he changed his facebook name to be his first and middle name so that they can’t find him. He made announcements in class that he won’t friend them and all that, but you can still send a message to someone you’re not friends with. I would NEVER have DREAMED of sending messages to teachers like that, on Facebook/MySpace/whatever.
@izziebear: That is a frightening thought!
Post # 12
@Amaryllis: I totally feel his pain. I teach ninth and tenth graders; I have had about twenty of them try to add me on Facebook, even though I’ve told them I won’t add them. I have told them that once they’re adults, if they want to find me and add me on Facebook, that’s fine, but certainly not while they are still in high school. So many of my colleagues add them, and I think that’s a total recipe for disaster. It sounds like he’s handling them well.
Post # 13
Well I can put another spin on this–We’re both elementary school teachers 🙂 I graduated last May and Fiance is doing his internship and will graduate this year. He’s interning in 2nd grade and just started last week, but I’m already hearing about a specific little girl who seems to have a crush on him…pretty precious.
From my standpoint, I am certified K-6 and taught Kindergarten during my internship, but because of the current job market, I am teaching Preschool to 3 year olds. Last July when we got engaged, one of my little boys in my class (who previously said he wanted to take me on vacation with him and sleep in the hotel with me…lol) told his Daddy that I wasn’t at school one particular day because I already got married and he did not like that very much!
Post # 14
We’re both teachers (but I teach college)!
Not to dampen a fun thread *too* much, but Darling Husband teaches special ed (emotionally disturbed + special ed) and a student figured out our home number (she overheard him say to her mother, “Oh, your number is just one number different from ours” and figured it out through trial and error) and called us nonstop until we finally had to change it. Neither of us have FB pages anymore–we’re paranoid–although a lot of my friends have solved the problem by having their “official teacher FB page” under Mr. Teacher and then a separate private FB page under a nickname or something.
It’s funny though–the girls are always more up front–you’d never hear about boys panting over a female teacher in such obvious ways!
Post # 15
My fiance is student teaching right now at a middle school and my favorite part of the evening is him telling me all the stories from the day. It’s crazy how brave and flirtacious these girls are in 7th and 8th grade!
Post # 16
I teach 3 year olds too, and they always ask about my ring. I tell them it’s from a friend. Because they don’t get the concept really yet, so it’s just easier! 🙂
@brideatbeach: My mom teaches 4th grade and she won’t accept friend requests from students either! You have to have boundaries somewhere!