We’ve all been there, right? White shirt, blue jeans, a book in hand, hair somehow always adorably messy. Maybe they are your enthusiastic new English teacher. Or maybe they are your ever studious, slightly gruff math tutor. Whoever they are, whatever they teach, the effect they have on us is the same. They walk in and our hearts walk out.
We have all done it. We have crushed on our professors so hard that the moment they paid us any attention, our hearts and breaths came to screeching halts. Nothing, absolutely nothing compares to the feeling, to the sheer wholesomeness of being completely head over heels over someone you respect so much that it makes you want to become a better person.
It is a love born out of awe, of hero-worship, of the knowledge that they are who you want to grow up to be like. Crushing on a teacher isn’t like crushing on anyone else. It inspires you to do more, be more, be better just so they notice you.
How Crushing On Your Teacher Can Make You A Better Student
I mean, crushes are great in general. But crushing on a teacher can end up making you a better person and student. Here’s how that works:
1. You never miss their classes
Come rain or storm, you always make it a point to attend their classes. It doesn’t matter if they teach a subject you despised before. It doesn’t matter if they don’t even take attendance. A zombie apocalypse could be raging outside and you’d probably still make it to class, a machete and notebook in tow.
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2. You remember everything they’ve ever said
Sure, that includes the name of their favorite drink, odd bits of info about the dog they had when they were 13, and how they cannot ever drink green tea because once they mistook paint for tea. Your innate need to know your crush better means that you remember it all. And since most of what they talk about is focused around what they teach, you start memorizing those too till you end up with an ever-growing knowledge of the subject.
3. You make it a point to be always on time
Being late to their class is a big no-no. Impressing them is important to you. You want them to think of you as a diligent, serious student who genuinely appreciates their class. Also, you secretly look forward to that time right before class – when no one else has reached so it’s just you and your adorably swoon-worthy teacher for a while.
So, you start making it a point to reach their class on time, if not before. This, of course, gives you a crash course on time management, turning you into a better student overall.
4. You work super hard on assignments
You always have an innate need to impress them. And you’ve figured that the best way to do that is doing so well in their subject, that they are bound to acknowledge and be amazed by you. So, you take every assignment as a personal challenge. You end up aiming higher and higher each time, leaving your work impeccable, your teacher truly impressed, and you a better student.
Crushing on a teacher you look up to is probably one of the best experiences your academic life can offer you. The adrenaline, the giddiness, the sheer tension of passing them on the hallway and offering a timid smile is pretty incomparable. But, beyond the rush and the risk and adrenaline, crushing on a teacher comes with the added and surprising perk of turning you into a diligent, hardworking person and student.