3."I actually told kids one year that if they wanted me to change their seating chart, they could email me. This was to avoid potential conflicts or bullying. Instead, a girl asked me to put her next to the boy she liked. I did. I wanted to reward her for asking for what she wanted. I think my exact words were, 'Get it, girl.'"
5."I used to teach sixth and eighth grade science. I told all of my students their best chance at dating their crush was to be respectful. While the eighth graders ignored me and proceeded to make fun of their crushes, the sixth-graders bought it! They were holding doors open and pulling chairs out for their crushes. It was the cutest sh*t ever."
8."I once went up to a third-grader and asked her, 'Why were you watching so-and-so and not the board? I’m not mad, I’m just wondering.' She said, 'Oh, he’s my crush. I love him. He’s nice and cute and smart and funny.'"
12."I find it very difficult because the typical middle school relationship consists of sitting as far apart from one another as possible and never communicating. Most of the time I would never know unless one of the other kids tells me."
13."Most of the time it’s kind of cute, but a lot of times it’s embarrassing even to witness. Boys will throw things, tease, etc. Girls will volunteer to partner with their crush, constantly put on lipstick, and laugh at the jokes that were not remotely funny."