I'm dealing with incredibly difficult behaviour and I'm not sure I can keep going like this! I battled through my first term hoping that my hard work may pay off. We came back and the first week was lovely. I thought perhaps the kids were now used to me and I could settle down and get on with it. Not so. Last week was an absolute nightmare I had a fiver stolen from my purse and someone put my memory stick in the recycle bin. And I've come back to day to personal insults, fighting and general disruption. I feel like a zoo keeper not a teacher. They just won't stop! I feel like there's something I'm not doing. Like I'm absolutely rubbish and can't teach at all. As far as I'm aware they weren't this bad last year so I can't help but feel it must be me being unable to deal with them. I'm just worried that I'm starting to give up. I'm starting to feel like I don't give a damn about any of them and why should I bother marking their books and spending ages planning when I'm only going to get insults and disruption to thank for it. I just feel incompetent. Like I don't have the right temperament for a teacher. I'm under so much pressure to get progress out of them but how can I when they won't even listen! I'm trying so hard to be positive but I just can't at the moment. I'm starting to dread going in every day. Am I just worrying needlessly? I'm just feeling like I can't do this anymore!