A good way to instill empathy for the teacher is to have the rowdy or bored student teach a lesson for 20-30 minutes. The student becomes the teacher and I become the student that sits in his/her seat. The results are amazing! The student learns to understand the frustrations and rewards of teaching a lesson. Sometimes I pick the lessons and give the students materials. Other times, I let them teach something that is of interest to them. Try it, it works!