Hi All, I've been mulling this over the past few years and have been trying to figure out if others feel the same. I am still a new teacher..did a couple of LTS positions, supervised a 21st CCLC after school program, and now teach Elementary School. The behaviors that I've encountered in these past few years are nothing like I remember happening years ago. Although, I was on the student end of the stick so maybe my thoughts are skewed. Most students are still very well behaved, but I've encountered kicking/throwing pencils (isolated incidents, but have happened) pure disrespect and noncompliance. Have any of you experienced this, and do you think it's worse now than before, and what do you think the reasons are for this?