I teach music at a secondary school and this relates to a year 9 class, and am an RQT 1. So last week, I lost it with a class that had wound me up all last year, and I shouted pretty hard at them. I know I shouldn’t have lost my temper. Today one of the sweet students in the orchestra came and told me that some students in the class are planning to try to do the same this week to try to get me to blow up again. It feels completely horrible, and I am not looking forward to the lesson. However my head of dept gave me the advise of play their own game. Waste their time by waiting, even if this week it means waiting for 40 minutes, among other bits of advise. I was wondering if anyone else had any other advise for a class like this.