I am not a new teacher, but I’m in a new situation. My administration is very lenient. Students laugh in the face of our assistant principal, and my principal is fond of saying things like, “That’s just how 13-year-olds are,” as if physically assaulting people and bringing explosives to school is just part of growing up. Last year (first year under this new administration) was my worst year in teaching, and I’m concerned because this next group of kids has caused two teachers to quit at the elementary level. We’re facing more challenging students, and our leadership is almost nonexistent. So anyway, tips? How do you maintain a positive, safe, educational classroom when school climate is so low and you feel unsupported? I used to have very few issues with classroom management because I build relationships, but that didn’t work last year. Thanks!