You can buy her anything but please spare her with coffee mugs; she has lots from her students. She's cute, fun, and when you ask her what she does for a living, she replies, smiling, "I'm a teacher." You probably jump to some positive conclusions about this girl.She must be extremely patient and have the kindness of a Mother Theresa/lamb hybrid.Sometimes, however, the very closeness of the relationship challenges that necessary distance.Feelings of admiration and respect may become intense and personal.
Earlier versions of this paper were presented at Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland, in August 1992 and at the annual meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research, San Juan, Puerto Rico, in March 1993.However, unlike PMS, PEGPS lasts for 2-3 WEEKS and happens four to six times per YEAR.And when PEGPS overlaps with PMS, you'd better get the hell out of Dodge, my friend.You might even picture stock images of teachers, laughing as they point to vowels in a workbook, or smiling triumphantly as little Johnny correctly identifies Macedonia on a map of the world.You think about movies and TV shows you've seen where teachers like Hilary Swank, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Zooey Deschanel charm the socks off their students, overcome seemingly insurmountable odds, and manage to do it all while looking awesome.A unique aspect of the mentoring relationship among professional relationships is that the student is, at the same time, both student and colleague.In a healthy mentoring relationship, the student is encouraged and expected to be candid in responding to the teacher’s ideas, methods, or words.She will bring home every strain of every airborne disease within a 25-mile radius. If you decide to take her anywhere directly after work, just know that it will seem to others as if you are escorting around a cardigan-wearing, homeless witch with unexplainable stray marker/pen marks from wrist to elbow. Teacher-student relationships differ from those between therapist and patient because of the collegiality considered important for the student’s development.And yet, despite this closeness and sharing, the teacher does remain a teacher and the student a student.The teacher maintains certain evaluative responsibilities and the student continues to be dependent on the mentor’s guidance and approval.