Too often kids mistreat their professors. They misplace the blame of failure. While there are some isolated incidents, the majority of the time you are the one to blame for not doing as well as you had hoped. You get angry and that's understandable, but please don't disrespect the people who want you to succeed the most.
Now a little sass isn't bad but when you get to the point that you can clearly see you are hurting them, there's an issue. There's a big difference between a civil argument and being rude. Stop slandering their name on Rate My Professor, stop shit-talking them before and after class and just start working harder. Go to their office hours, play nice, and watch your grade and attitude change.
People call me a "teacher's pet" and a "kiss ass" all of the time but I'm ok with that because I know I'm someone I can be proud of. When you treat your professors like regular people, that leaves a lasting impact. It makes you stand out in the best way possible. I will never apologize for being a decent person and caring about my professors.
So as this semester ends and a new one is set to begin I challenge you to become a better version of yourself. Ask your professors how their day is going. At the end of the semester, write a note of gratitude to your favorite professors before you leave from break. And when the new semester rolls around, I challenge you to introduce yourself. Get to know them and let them get to know you. Something so simple can change their life and yours. Never underestimate the power of the little things. You never know what someone is going through, your kindness could be the thing that changes them.