"Today, one of my primary pupils threatened to stab me in the face. He has had a difficult day, been aggressive towards me, and when I refused to be drawn into the situation said, `That shut you up, you tramp'."
This is just one of many recent posts from desperate UK teachers seeking help and advice on the TES Connect forums. Bad behaviour from students affects most teachers at some point in their careers. Not only does it prevent teaching and learning from taking place, it can also make life a total misery, causing stress, anxiety and depression.
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