So I know we still have 5 months left in this year, but my boss was talking to me about what she is tentatively planning on having me teach next year in our last discussion. She wants me to teach 1 section of Honors Multivariable Calculus (a brand new course here) and 4 sections of CP Calculus 1. Both classes will be at least 90-95% seniors. With the Multivariable, my biggest concern is learning the content as it's been a long time since I've done Multivariable Calculus. I plan to devote a big chunk of time to re-teaching myself that content this summer. That said, I know those students will be highly motivated and interested in the material (after all, high school students don't take that Calc 3 just for "fun"). With CP Calculus 1 I have the exact opposite concern. The content will be no problem. Even though I've not taught Calculus 1, I still remember it such that that won't be an issue. What I am concerned about there is issues with motivation, particularly the second half of the year after the kids get into college. For the past couple of years, I have taught mostly juniors. Juniors tend to be the most focused group (IMO) academically as it seems to be the year that matters most to colleges. I have had 2-3 seniors in my junior pre-calc classes, but even if they decided to start slacking off, they were such a small portion of the class, that it was not a big deal. This being the first time I will teach a class that is mostly seniors, senioritis may be a bigger concern. Some teachers who have taught the class before made the second half of the year really easy on the seniors. That is so NOT my style, and I fear that this makes it worse, sending the message that slacking is acceptable.The one thing I do have going for me is that many of the students will be kids I taught this year so they know my expectations. I will also likely be writing many of their college rec letters so they may put in effort just to keep me happy. That said, I am still a little nervous. What are you experiences with teaching mostly seniors, and how have you fought against senioritis?