How do you keep from thinking and worrying about school when you are not at school? I don't mind taking papers home to grade (I teach English, so that's a given), but I dislike that I can't seem to relax and enjoy my time off because I'm always thinking about my next lesson, or what happened at school the day before. I especially have trouble not taking discipline problems with students personally; I will dwell on them all evening and it will make me anxious to start the next day. This year I have several high schoolers with emotional disabilities, and I keep blaming myself when interactions with them don't go well. I generally feel very confident about my classroom management (this is my third year, so I'm getting into the swing of it), but this handful of kids have been throwing me for a loop and making it hard for me to leave work at work. I should also mention that I switched from 7th grade to 9th grade this year, and that has kind of made me feel like a first year teacher again. How long does it take before you start separating home and work, and how do you do it?