Hi, am normally quite good at not letting student comments bother me but this one has really got to me. Am in my nqt year and teach a student who has extreme arrogance, it's a difficult yr 9 group but have come a long way with them and lessons with them are far better now than they first were. Despite this though I do sometimes worry about my control of the group and the occasional lack of respect they show me. Today the particularly arrogant student who I mentioned stayed behind at the end of the lesson and said to me ' you know if you want to control us you need to shout at us and then people will be scared of you" I realise I should have told him to be quiet and leave, but because he touched a nerve I did instead remind him that the group have come a very far way since the start of the year and lessons are now far better, his response was ' well you keep telling yourself that' anyway he's really got into my head, not helped by as I said me having a few insecurities regarding control/respect anyway. I have once/twice shouted but try not to as I see that more as being a loss of control. Anyway, any thoughts appreciated as he has got into my head rather and I want to be able to enjoy my weekend! Thank you.