Hi all, So I have a new position this year. I teach high school English in a really small school, so I teach grades 9-12. I feel as if this year has been going really well and my students and I seem to have good rapport. My P is happy with me, and overall I'm happy with my new position. Sometimes I overhear comments from certain students about the former teacher that I replaced. It's never been anything negative towards me. Usually it's been kids saying negative things about the former teacher. I usually ignore the comments or change the subject. Today I'm pretty sure I heard, "I would have rather had (former teacher's name) than (my name)." My students were doing group work on their computers when my student said this. This kind of took me as a surprise, as the student who said this wasn't even here last year, so she never even had the former teacher! I don't know if she meant for me to hear it? Who knows. I know I shouldn't let this bother me. I'm not here to be friends with my students, but I thought it was weird. Thoughts?