I know it can be tough out there! I just finished two of the worst semesters I have ever had back-to-back. The students constantly had attitude problems and my supervisors scolded me for telling the students that their attitude was unacceptable for the classroom. Well, I just received the first good news I have gotten in a while: My online students (at at different school, that is) seem to like me. It’s comments like these that make teaching worthwhile.
If I could give one recommendation for future reference, it would be: “Nothing, I really enjoyed having this class with the instructor! He had so much to offer us. He answered questions promtly and interacted with us in the discussions more than any other instructor I have had. It was great taking this class with him”