When a students talks down to a teacher High school teacher here. I currently have a student (female) that before this week, really enjoyed being in my class. I had given her a week plus yesterday to turn in her homework, but she said she forgot it at home. When I told her that it was now too late to turn it in, she became angry and said "So, I did it all for nothing?" I told her no, because at least she got the practice. Then she started talking down to me when she said "So YES, I did it for nothing!" Today, she was still upset. She demanded that I let her go to art to discuss a project for five minutes during my class. I told her that later on during the period that I would let her go, but (again talking down at me) she said that it had to be at the beginning of the period. She also accused me last week, before any of this happened, that I played favorites just because the opposing team was beating her team. ??? The other team was actually winning!!!! Did I miss something? I am afraid that I "lost" her... I don't know how to address the situation as I find it hard to connect with her, I think because I am a male teacher. I don't treat her any different from the other students. How to regain rapport? I couldn't stand to have her dislike me... all I'm doing is holding students accountable! Yes, I give second chances (I give them an entire week to turn things in! There are usually 2-3 assignments per week. Classes meet everyday for a semester) Thank you for your time.