I was really hoping I wouldn't have to ask about this... One of my students just doesn't understand boundaries! I don't know if it's a cultural thing (he's from a country where women are subservient) or if he just doesn't get it, but for the second time, I've had a certain young man touch me in a way that is somewhere between flirtatious and manhandling. The first time, I was wearing a dress with a three-quarter sleeve jacket over it (my favorite jacket because it has pockets). He pulled up the sleeve of the jacket and asked if it was attached to my dress. I pulled my arm away firmly and told him I didn't like being touched. Today, when I asked this same student when he was going to get work done with me (he needs some extra help with his ELA work because he is an English Learner), he grabbed me by the shoulders to assure me he'd give me plenty of time next week. Because I've been taking Krav Maga classes for the past month, my instinct was immediately to pluck his hands off my shoulders and throw them to the sides. I walked away until I was calmer and told him, with his homeroom teacher nearby, that he is never to touch me again because he was disrespectful of my space. How on earth do I deal with this young man when I have to work with him again? As is, he's pointed out my wedding band and flexed his biceps at me to show off. I let him know both gestures were unwelcome and kind of gross.