Yes things have finally calmed down and I've just finished my busiest week--had 4 IEP meetings in 3 days and all were transfer students. I've figured out what my biggest problems are and that's trying to teach more than one subject during a class period. I am the only HS sped teacher on campus so I have no choice and I have no TA. During 3rd hour I have a life skills class with 7 students, 1 math student, and 1 comm arts. I'm having a heck of a time getting this class straightened out. No discipline problems to speak of so I"m lucky there, but at least one, the math student, isn't getting nearly what he needs. He seems to learn quickly but by the time I'm finished explaining his assignment, everyone else is off task, no matter what I gave them to do. I mean, I give them a bellringer, but these kids are all old friends from way back and they'd rather do anything else but school, and again, they're not being bad but they talk and they're kind of low so they need more help. Then the kid from comm arts is a joy but he has AD/HD to the max and can't keep his mind on an assignment without me sitting by him and he wants to use my class to catch up in his other classes, which I let him do if he finished my work but it takes him forever and he's up and down out of his seat which I let him do b/c he's like a caged tiger. Also, he is very emotionally fragile right now. 7th hour is almost a repeat of this except that I have the added complication of a kid who comes in for math and has no desire to do anything. We get along well but he'd rather sit and draw. He will do his work if I sit with him, but I have a whole science class to teach at the same time. Today we both got frustrated and he asked me when I was going to get him math that he can do and I said that I still have no idea of what he can do b/c he never does his work so I can't see where he's at. Or other times he will whip thru an entire assignment going 90 mph! I'm just having a major time figuring out where he's at but he says he wants to learn. I believe him to be quite bright but very discouraged and he did not get along well with the last sped teacher and I've heard from the teacher next door that the teacher said some cruel things to him. (He is a handful, that's for sure but no excuse for what the teacher said to him.) I'm one of those people who is very flexible but this is stretching me to the limit. Anyone else have this and how do you work it?