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Is it technically “crossing the line.” for a teacher to console a crying student?

If a student comes into your classroom crying their eyes out over an incident with either another teacher/administrator or something that happened at home or a friendship/relationship etc. And you console that student by placing your arm around them telling them everything’s going to be ok have you crossed a line that shouldn’t have been crossed?

Asked By: - 5/11/2012
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Regardless of the gender of student/teacher, it is appropriate if the door is open... More
Answered By: Carolyn - 5/11/2012
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It depends on many factors. First, I it against the schools policy? Second, a male teacher consoling a female student could b creepy. Third, body positioning. If its a simple arm across the shoulder while standing next to each other, seems ok. A full on hug, bodies facing, seems awkward. Parental instincts kick... More
Answered By: Nicole - 5/11/2012
 
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