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Posted on March 16, 2015 1:38 am
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My friend that teaches at the high school level has a student that is constantly informing her of things of a personal nature such as what she did with a boyfriend of sneaking out at night. The teacher has discouraged the behavior but is wondering if she needs to inform administration.
 
     
     
 
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Posted March 16, 2015 2:16 am

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I would absolutely talk to a counselor or principal about this and possibly the parents. However, I also think it is important that your friend talk to the student and establish firm boundaries and tell the student that certain things are not appropriate to discuss in a student-teacher relationship. I would direct the student to a counselor if necessary and let the student know that as an educator they may have to report behavior that may be considered dangerous for the safety of the student.
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I would also make sure to discuss boundaries with the student when another coworker is present. This sounds like a student seeking attention or possibly just wanting to put the teacher in a bad position. I would definitely tell the counselor, principal and maybe even have a conference with the parents.
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Posted July 2, 2015 7:02 pm

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I would bring my concerns to the school counselor and get their input. If the behavior is endangering the student then I would immediately involve the parents and administration.
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Posted October 12, 2017 7:01 pm

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I think it's important to do it in a stepping scale though. Like, first set boundaries. Second speak to a counsellor. Then call parents.
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Posted February 23, 2018 4:47 am

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I would definitely talk with this student about appropriate boundaries, and make it clear that these types of conversations are not appropriate to have in a student-teacher relationship. I would refer this student to a guidance counselor and, if the situation continued, involve administration and parents.
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Posted February 22, 2016 7:07 pm

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This needs to not only be addressed with admid, but also with the parents. Ask yourself what happens if you were aware the student was sneaking out at night and something happens to that student. You are withholding information that could lead to risking this students safety. Report it asap!
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Posted October 2, 2015 5:31 pm

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I would definitely talk to a school administrator or even the counselor about the student's behavior towards you. It could be that she sees you more as one of her friends than her teacher. I would try and be a little stricter around her so she understands this and have her talk to the counselor about her decisions at home.
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