Not all students, but every semester, there are those students who don't find one charming or brilliant or interesting or funny. After the first year on this job, I realized there would always be those students. I've come to accept it. I don't need them all to like me.
That doesn't make it easier when you know the students who aren't into you. You know they will give you crap evaluations that bring down the numbers (something that does matter, which sucks, especially when one gets oodles of great comments and ratings from those who aren't haters)
I've identified two of the haters already this semester, if not a third. And I know there's nothing I can do to stop the carnage. It sucks so bad. So, so bad.
5 years ago