This was my first year teaching and thankfully I'll be back at the same school/grade next year. I learned so much this year and I'm looking forward to making some changes for next year. I've been doing a lot of research and I seem to get discouraged when I read about what other teachers are doing in their classrooms.. I feel like I'm not doing enough. I realize this was my first year and that it's a process, but I still find myself getting a little down. I just want to be effective!! Has anyone ever felt this way? When did you feel like you really got the hang of things and you felt good about what you were doing??