I've been reading my old threads and posts here and noticed that, at this time last year, I'd gone to the AP and other teachers a good number of times and asked for advice on classroom mgmt. This year, the AP came up to me and told me she has hardly spoken to me and asked how things were going. I said there is a tremendous difference between teaching 6th and 8th graders and I was not having any of the mgmt issues I had last year. AP said she was proud of me for improving my mgmt skills. So, as I always ponder about things, I wonder if the difference is my getting better or the change of scenery! Or that the change of scenery helped my mgmt. Or is it masking deficiencies that would still be there if I stayed in the 8th grade group? I honestly think I would have still struggled with the 8th graders but not as much as last year. AP says I relate better to the 6th graders so that helps with mgmt. Any comments?