I have been experiencing a bit of a down period. In addition to the many concerns and overwhelming time commitment that a new teacher has, I also have been going through many issues with my so called school mentor as well as handling the possibility of being excessed next year. With all of this on my mind, I find that my students behaviors are getting to me a lot quicker than they used too. I find myself lecturing them on appropriate behavior more than I used too and I am feeling guilty about letting my issues and concerns influence and affect how I deal with them. They aren't the most perfect students but I seem to be getting upset more easily than I and they are used too because of these outside issues. Does anyone have any advice as to how to help keep my issues from getting in the way of my teaching?