Here’s something that actually worked for me - this was at a chronically low-performing elementary school in which many teachers had wished they could have retired yesterday. Feeling much like you do, I decided to think outside the box and try something completely opposite to what I’ve been taught - I had nothing to lose. I set up an imaginary challenge for myself in which I would be awarded $1,000,000 if I succeeded. The catch was that I had only one week to turn things around! It was the extremely short time allowance that provided the necessary impetus. (Feel free to PM me if you’re interested to know what I did.) My suggestion to you would be to make a personal commitment to resolve your classroom problems with a time limit of just five days. Assuming that you are not only smarter than your students, but also more motivated than they are, I have the fullest confidence that you can crack this nut. The (imaginary) monetary prize will also compel you to apply your analytical skills in ways that you never realized would be possible. Remember, adversity is the mother of invention. If you pass this challenging test of your resolve, it will forever be an affirmation that you have what it takes to be an outstanding teacher.