I recently started teaching at a new school. The teacher before me was well liked by the students and she grew up in this close knit community and knows many of their families, went to the school herself etc Since starting i have had major issues with behaviour that I'm trying to get on top of. The most demoralising thing to deal though is with the horrible comments from students who tell me that they used to love this subject but hate my class (I've taught this particular class about 5 times), have no hope of passing with me as their teacher, wish they still had their old teacher etc. I know I should just let these comments roll right off me but I'm in a very exhausted and fragile state right now and they are really getting to me to the extent that I'm actually questioning if I want to continue teaching. I was just wondering if other teachers have had similar experiences and how they deal with this kind of negativity. I really don't think I should have to put up with this kind of disrespect but my head teacher has made it clear that it's up to me to deal with behaviour issues and I don't feel comfortable going to her with this problem.