I'm just about over all these bad attitudes among my students. Seriously. I could punch all of them in the face. Obviously I won't, but it's a nice fantasy to have on my bad days.... I posted about a girl who complained that I'm mean and boring. I'm over it. Today I listened to a kid complaining about something being "bullsh!t". I'm over that too. I wrote a referral on another kid today for just being a general douchebag today. It was hard not to cite "blatant douchebaggery" as the reason for the referral. (Instead I chose "blatant disrespect, insubordination, failure to comply with a teacher directive, adamant refusal to do work, profanity". Heh.) Despite my best efforts to guide them towards good choices, they fight me every step of the way. I really hope that all this is the result of this time of the year, which I call The Dark because it blows and there aren't many breaks from the daily grind. Who else is having this experience? Let's commiserate.