Something that we've been discussing the last few days. We had a science teacher quit last week. She walked out of class in the middle of the day, went downtown, resigned, and never came back. She didn't even finish her grades (that is a whole other problem)Her reasonings were that she was being disrespected (kids cursing her out, her room being trashed when she was out for a day) and a few other things. Our school is a Title 1 school, and we have bad kids, like every school, but in general, I don't feel that our kids are any worse than any others. We have supportive deans who do their best to discpline students and do support us when we really have difficulty with students. I think the biggest issue I have is that we give our kids too many chances - late work, makeup, online credit recovery, etc. She came from a school in another town nearby, which has the exact same demographics as we do. In my 19 years teaching, I have only ever had a student curse me out once - I took his phone, and he went into my personal belongings and took it. I told him not to, and he told me to **** myself and my rules. Now to the point of my post--do teacher's sometimes bring bad behavior upon themselves? Are there teacher's out there whose demeanor and approach to the students make them (the students) treat them poorly? Its been discussed over the past few days here and was just wondering how other feel. I believe they do. In my experience, most kids are not going to be jerks to you--and those that are, they are usually jerks to everybody, and you have to just move past them.