Hi, all: I just started my student teaching semester last Friday. We had a clerical day on Friday and Monday, and the first student day was today. The kids seemed nice and excited to start the year. I’m teaching middle-school English, so the personalities are so much different compared to the high-school students I previously taught. So far, my mentor has done a great job showing me around the school. I know where vital rooms are, and I’ve met a lot of teachers. They are all so friendly to me and have even given me some valuable advice. So far, we’ve told our share of jokes, and overall it’s been a positive experience. So, as the school year progresses and I continue into my experience over the next couple of months, what advice would you give me? I’m worried about classroom management for the most part. I always have a fear of losing control. I know this is a time of learning and improving, but I’m just really nervous about that aspect of the classroom.