Don’t date your students. Common sense, right? Hell no! Allow me to be the bad guy and say it: That’s easier said that done.
I don’t condone it and I’m not saying that I do. But if you’re a straight, 20-something year old male English teacher, I guarantee you’ll have some thoughts occasionally run through your mind.
It may be at a volleyball game or while walking around between classes. At some point, after a dry spell, you’ll realize that high school sannensei girl has already physically developed into a woman.
And that she’s really not that much younger than you.
And that she’s legal.
And that she’s your best student, not because she likes English, but because she likes you.
And that she’s currently giving you a look that screams “sex”…
Image borrowed from Neil Ducket
Don’t do it. I can’t give any explanation as to why not, but I assume it’ll come back to haunt you in the future. And at that point, it won’t matter if she showed up at your door late one night wearing an abbreviated version of her high school uniform sans-panties.
At that point, plain and simply, you’ll be fucked.