Getting to know your students is a good idea.
You are probably going to be with these people for a semester or an entire school year. Show them that you care about them and that you are interested in more than just using them to extract a good test score.
You can usually find something good about just about everyone. Some of your students may be funny, some may be smart, some may be kind. Whatever it is, there is something there worth learning about.
You will find something good in your students if you look hard enough.
Why spend your time in the classroom suffering through each boring day and hoping that this group of strangers doesn't misbehave and stress you out? Get to know your students. Enjoy their personalities. Focus on what is good about them instead of the things you may not like.
Enjoy your job.
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