Hi, everybody. I'm a new teacher this year, and my period 4/5 seniors are quite rude. They have made me cry on several occasion because they hate reading. It's an English class! Today, I was talking to one of my juniors, and he said the worst thing a teacher could hear: "Miss H, your seniors hate you with a burning passion. They talk badly about you all the time." I understand that I can be strict sometimes, but I always offer extra credit opportunities and my tests are so easy. I did have to kick out two students for their anti-Muslim and discriminatory remarks, but what else was I supposed to do? I hate being hated, especially at this new school where I want to stay. I'm long-term subbing for a teacher that's not coming back, so I want to stay. I love this job more than anything. Literally. Anything. My weekends are spent lesson-planning and grading because I love literature more than life itself. I just thought that kids would actually like me. Is it normal to be hated by seniors as a teacher?