Hello, I was wondering how I can find a style of classroom management that works for me. I am a second year teacher in middle school. I ha always been introverted, and sometimes people call me "too nice" so management doesn't come naturally to me. I have tried keeping track of warnings on a class list and giving warnings using sticky notes, but this requires proximity to a student which interrupts my train of thought (also, I can't always remember to do this). I have used the system 2 warnings then a lunch duty, however I feel uncomfortable giving infractions (lunch duty) and would prefer to contact parents, but I have found that this is not effective for a few students whose parents have some sort of communication barrier (language). This year after talking with my most difficult class, I have been writing names on the board and not saying anything. If students get 2 marks after their name, they get to call home or get a lunch duty (their choice). However, I don't like the public nature of this method, it doesn't feel like me. however, it is very easy to keep track of. Part of my problem may be because I am feeling stressed because I don't feel like I have improved from last year in my classroom management and because I my classroom management has negatively affected my class cultures. It is a bit of a vicious cycle-- I know I get stiffer, less flexible, self critical, and defensive when stressed so I am not as good at managing my classes. I don't want to be like this. I want to like myself when I am implementing a management system and I want my class to be a safe place to learn. How I can find a classroom management system and style that works for me and my personality. When will I get the hang of classroom management? How do I get better? Any comments would be appreciated.