Have you ever had a student stop liking you? I haven't changed anything about the way I teach since the beginning of the year and I don't play favorites. Is being too nice a bad thing, too? What about the ones that think they're smarter than you and try at every chance to correct you? I have a student that does that to me all the time. Drives me nuts!!! I've already called him out for being rude. He comes across as if he likes me (says hello), but like I said he thinks that I always mess up and tries to correct my work when I know what I'm doing!!! I also have some young ladies (who get straight A's in my class) that only react with me in class. They never say hello back when I see them in the hall. They also think they're smarter than me. How should I continue my interactions with them? I don't think they like me:/ I even caught one of them 'waving me off' as if I wasn't wanted in their presence. I simply asked her, "could I help you?" and gave her a look. My, what disrespect! Is there something that I should consider thinking about when dealing with freshman girls? Now, it is a possibility that they are smarter than me, but I've already talked to them about correcting me in front of class. They do it sometimes, now. Another issue I have is that today, one of my former students visited and told me how she enjoyed my class, but she also told me how other students from our class got frustrated with me. I felt pretty bad about that! I tried hard to reach out to them... but at the same time, they still had to do work in my class (and they never wanted to do it!). Now, these students are with a new foreign language teacher who makes them work just as hard and my former student says they (for the most part) treat her better than me. That hurt! Any tips or similar experiences? Overall, this is a way better year than my first two. So now, I'm dealing with continued disrespect. Thanks in advance.