I'm a middle/high school teacher with 14 years of experience. Over the past couple of years, I've experienced some classroom management challenges that seem to be more characteristic of first year teachers, versus those of us who have been in the classroom for many years. I receive great evaluations (been at my current school for 11 years), though I sometimes feel like my management has become WORSE! I'm not as confident or consistent with my procedures as I used to be. Have any of you veteran teachers ever experienced this? I've been trying to hypothesize what the problem(s) could be. About 3 years ago I had a traumatic personal experience (not school-related) that really impacted my confidence. It was around that time that I started to struggle. However, perhaps this is just a coincidence. Could it be that, with years of experience, I've simply become more aware of areas of my management that need to be improved? Should I reevaluate my methods? Or is this just a small "bump" in the road that happens to teachers? I need some fellow "teacher therapy".