Working with students who hate you Have any of you ever been in a situation where you feel that or know that the majority of the students in your class hate you? How did you deal with it? For the past semester, I have been working with a group of students who have been fighting me on everything tooth and nail. No matter what I tried to do with them, they would fight me on everything. I try to hold my students to a high expectation without pushing them to the point where they completely shut down on me. Everything I tried with this class either failed completely or was very shaky. I try to develop a rapport with my students, but I am not buddies with them either. They weren't going to have it. Next semester, I will be transferring to a different position within the district. When I announced this to the class on my last day with them, one of them had the gall to say "thank god" out loud for everyone to hear. A couple of them giggled at that. Although I didn't let it show in front of the students, that comment hurt me on the inside. The fact that this student felt comfortable saying this wounded me a little. I'm just trying to remind myself that this chapter is behind me. New job, new students, clean slate. I just want to know what to do if I ever find myself in a situation like that again.