Student-teacher texting, write or wrong?
February 22, 2010 6:38 AM Subscribe
High School Teachers! Would you ever let your students text you about school or personal situations? If you knew of a fellow teacher who was receiving texts from a student, would you say anything to them and how would you approach it?
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My girlfriend is a first-year teacher at a public school and she recently moved into a shared classroom space with another teacher. Between classes yesterday, a female student came in to visit the other (male) teacher to chat.
In gf's words: "I'm not sure she knew I was there at first, but she asked "hey so did u get my text last night"? to which he responded "oh, yeah i did" and they got into a conversation about some life problem of hers, about a boy. They didn't mention the text again and i have no idea if he responded. Then we all went to class."
The student is 17, and the teacher is in his mid 30s. He's a great teacher, but often flouts the rules.
My gf's about 100% positive he's not having a relationship with the student, but the very act of texting seems inappropriate to her. She can't find anything in the rules specifically against texting, but there might be something she's missing. She is friends with this other teacher and doesn't want to get him in trouble.
She's trying to decide: Should she say something to this fellow teacher about what she overheard? What should it be?