My son is having a hard year. He has never loved the "sit still" aspect of school, but on top of that, he and his teacher are just not connecting. She is one of the most polarizing teachers at the school, with most of those with an opinion really disliking her. That said, she does have her fans. She and my son are just not a good match: he is the kind of child who can just dig his heels in and refuse to budge, so if he doesn't like her, he's going to REALLY not like her and reject her on every level, refusing to work, refusing to put in effort, shutting down. My husband and I are at a loss. Even if we can even plead with the principal to switch him to another class: classes rotate by subject (math, social studies, and science), so he would still have her for math. As it happens, math is the subject we are most concerned with him shutting down, since next year's math is built upon what is learned this year. Any advice is welcome. Thanks so much.