I think this video pretty much sums up how I'll be spending my Christmas:
So the guy in the video started teaching at my school after I graduated. I think if I'd been his student, I totally would have had a major "teacher crush" on him.
Did you know that (according to me...) the term "teacher crush" doesn't only refer to crushes on actual teachers? I've had many teacher crushes in the past, and although some have referred to certain geeky, grad student English teachers who wear denim shirts and talk about Shakespeare, others have been people I've met outside of the academic world.
A teacher crush refers to anyone who is older than you and has a position of authority. For example, this past summer, I totally had a teacher crush on a guy at work. I even told the guy I was dating about it, and he seemed to find it pretty amusing. I found myself smiling if he talked to me or if we rode the elevator together. Teacher crushes are amazing because they're unrealistic and slightly comical.
Do I have a teacher crush on someone at my new internship? I guess it's possible, but if I did, I wouldn't tell.