How mischievous you were at school

Teacher blog | Help, my student sees real good!

Ms. Bachmayer is in her mid-30s and a teacher. She loves her job - but of course her students and colleagues sometimes really annoy her. At BILD she chats from the sewing box every Friday.

Since she would still like to keep her job, she blogs anonymously as Ms. Bachmayer. Her stories, however, are real stories from a guaranteed real teacher - who often sits between stools.


"Yegor, have you been to the hairdresser's?" I ask him in greeting. He grins at me and nods. "Looks good," I just say and smile back. “Uhhhhh, something is possible,” jokes the rest of the class.

Even as a teacher, I can't get away from the fact that I find some students in my class to be better looking than others. And with some of my boys, I have to admit that I think they look very cute.

The appearance of our students is definitely an issue in the staff room

And so it happens that we talk in the staff room about the attractiveness of students. “I'm so excited about Khan in English,” my colleague Sylvia tells me during the break. "You mean the big pretty one from the 10d?" I ask. "Exactly that," grins Sylvia. "It looks really good!" "Are you talking about Maik?" Asks Steffi, who only half listened. “I think it's really cute. Above all, he's well trained, ”she grins.

Timid attempts at flirtation

When I was in my first senior year, one of the boys asked me if I would like to go to the cinema with him. He was popular with the girls and really cute for his age. Of course, I immediately refused. But for a brief moment I felt very flattered and thought that if I were twelve years younger and still a student, then immediately!

Just last week, Steven tried a similar approach. "Ms. Bachmayer, I'll be 18 soon," he said and grinned mischievously at me in the hallway.

"And?" I just asked. "So I'd be old enough to go out with you then," he said. I just laughed and said, “If I were much younger and not your teacher, then maybe I would. But so… ”I walked on quickly just to avoid feeling embarrassed.

Does the appearance influence the rating?

There are studies that suggest that attractive students get better grades. And of course, when a student comes across as well-groomed, he first makes a better impression than someone who looks totally neglected. The friendly and courteous demeanor of students is also very popular with my colleagues. If a boy just looks good, but appears arrogant or macho, he has no chance.

With good-looking students in particular, I try to realize that class performance and a student's appearance are two different things. I hope that I can free myself from giving better grades to prettier students.

If word of this gets around, I will soon be able to save myself from dating offers from my students, who are all hoping for a better grade.