I've worked for a little while as a sub and a full time teacher. Each time I join a new school students constantly ask me where I'm from? When I tell them that I'm originally from India the news spreads around and then they repeatedly say that the room stinks. What should I do to stop students from harassing me? School authorities are only concerned about holding on to their jobs and keeping students happy. Parents are un co-operative. Ignoring doesn't prevent bad behavior. Speaking up doesn't work either. These students are from urban areas. Since teachers can't say anything directly to students what can be done to prevent this kind of behavior? The fact that highly educated and affluent people can never smell like urban area people cannot be pointed out. Students don't stop their behavior and I don't know what to do. I'm going to join a new school next month. Can anyone guide me?