I work at a detention center, and occasionally I get kids who just want to make me, and sometimes their classmates, their entertainment. They usually target my appearance and their classmates' intelligence. (I'm a little overweight, don't have the best fashion sense, have a hormone imbalance that causes facial hair, and could use a little makeup, but I still think the kids should be nice). I think it's probably at least partially related to not wanting to be at the facility; they're taking out their frustrations on me and their peers because they don't like the environment. It's not acceptable, though. I was told by the other teachers to put a stop to it immediately; write them up and send them out of the classroom. The problem, I guess, though, is that it perhaps happens to me a bit more often than everyone else, because the students know I will tolerate it, to a point. Besides writing them up and putting them out immediately, what else should I do? This happened to me often as a substitute teacher, too, but I just took it. I was berated for having "poor classroom management" as a sub, but no one ever really shared with me what to do, so I really didn't believe it was my fault. Had someone told me to "send them out immediately or call for backup from the principal," maybe I would have done a better job, but I was really naive and thought the reason the kids were acting out was because they didn't like my lessons.