Hi all!! I'm a para at a Title 1 school for 4th grade resource. Next year I will start my first year of teaching, but I'm concerned. My concern is this: my biggest problem is behavior management.Before I decided to get into teaching, I became a para to get a feel for teaching and I've gotten a lot of experience. My biggest observation of myself is that I can't control them. Do you think starting in a classroom of my own, without being someone's assistant will make a difference in behavior management? I would like think that the beginning of a school year can be a clean slate for me, or any other teacher for that matter, but am unsure if my actions and disciplines (or lack thereof) will follow me into my new classroom. I have been labeled the "nice teacher", and I know all too well how wrong that is; it's just my personality. Needless to say the kids don't listen to me at all. Hopefully, with my experience as a para, I'll be able to learn from this year and do things right next year. Is this attainable or am I being naive? I'm contemplating whether I can handle a classroom of my own... any encouragement or advice will be so helpful. Thank you from Louisiana!!