I hope this thread doesn't get closed, but here's my question. How do you regain classroom control this late in the year? I mishandled my duties as classroom teacher by under performing, so badly in fact that I ended up more or less in the situation where I started, with a co-teacher in the room with me! This time it's for the rest of the year. I don't really have to worry about getting control of the classroom or planning very many lessons, except for my own benefit. I really did want to do well on this job, but somewhere I just slipped into survival mode. I never really used "common sense" and I can't really justify a lot of my under performance. I was afraid to ask questions because I didn't want to come off as incompetent. Oddly, that happened anyway.