I have a brand new co teacher this year. She is very sweet and seems to like the job, but her behavior management is not there yet. She is fresh out of college with virtually no experience, and none with the age level we work with. I have almost 10 years working with this grade level. My question is, what would you do if you were in this situation? I have had a few conversations with her where I suggest things she can do to keep them listening and encourage them to make good choices, but I don't want her to feel like I am stepping on her toes since she is supposed to be my "co" teacher. However, this is intolerable to me. they do not show her the same level of respect that they show me, and i am unsure how to go about changing that- my thought is it has to come from her. I don't want to take over, but my students are behaving horribly whenever she is the one in charge, and it makes me have to work that much harder to calm them down and reel them back in when it is my turn to teach. I hesitate to go to my director for advice because I don't want this woman thinking I am complaining about her. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!