I have been in the special education field for some years, and will be switching this fall to reg. ed. 7th grade reading. On one hand, I am very excited (I asked for the change), and on the other, I'm having anxiety attacks and wonder why I'm doing this to myself (Many people my age are retiring.......). Waiting around all summer thinking about it hasn't helped. However I have been doing some reading and attending workshops to better prepare myself, but I still need some ideas/advice/patting on the head... about basic classroom management. I will have classes with 30+ students. This scares me the most; with special ed. classes the most I've ever worked with at one time was 18 students. I would appreciate advice about this, and anything else in any other area pertaining to 7th grade.