Hello all, I have been thinking about something for a while and have another question to pose to you folks. This one is especially for the veterans. Do you think that a teacher establishes a 'presence' in a school after a few years teaching there? Could this help in classroom management in some way? Does the teacher become a part of the school community (meaning that the teacher gains a sense of belonging)? I have been teaching at my current school for 1.5 years and just this year I feel more and more like I 'fit' there. This is my first teaching job. The students have been better for me this year, too. What are your thoughts? Thanks again!