Is there a code of conduct for how teachers should act around teens? Not the typical code of conduct. I think things have changed since I was in school. However, where is the line drawn with teachers? What’s considered compassion and what’s considered too far? I had a teacher say she loved me when I was a student but I don’t think I’d be comfortable saying that. I had a teacher tell me I was special and that we had a special bond. Now days I think that could be considered grooming. What if a student is always in your class before or after school? Almost daily. How do you handle that? What gifts are you allowed to take from a student? How do you say no without hurting them? Also, I have seen some odd behavior with other teachers. I’m not sure if it’s normal or not and I don’t want to be a whistleblower if it’s innocent. I don’t want to be cold as a teacher but I don’t want to send the wrong message.