So, I am teaching some Honors English II classes for the first time this year (after previously teaching only Standard) and for the most part I'm handling the transition quite well. It's nice to not have to worry so much about behavior management (oh, how sad it is that the academic level of the class seems to have such an inverse relationship with behavior problems). However, there is one particular student in one of my Honors classes who asks really specific questions about the content that I'm not always able to answer. I wouldn't mind it so much if they were helpful questions that reflected a genuine curiosity on her part, but I get the feeling that they're intended more to challenge or undermine me. Normally I would pull the old "Hm, well why don't you look that up and bring the answer tomorrow for the class," but for some reason I feel the need to prove myself, partially due to the fact that the questions are presented as a challenge, and partially because I am a young teacher. So I usually end up proposing/stumbling over my own answer to the question. I guess I'm just wondering--what's the best way to deal with students who challenge you, not behaviorally, but content-wise? It's kind of disconcerting, because I've been told by professors and my cooperating teacher that I have a powerful grasp of content, and here a 15-year-old is challenging me. It could be a good thing that she keeps me on my toes, but I just wish she wouldn't be so persistent and confrontational about it.