Its my 5th week of teaching and I feel like I don't know what I'm doing. I feel like I have to research my subject constantly to come up with a lesson for my students. I stay up at night with worry and depression and I wake up with dread every morning. At the moment I'm teaching at the lowest level, I have them do a graphic organizer with vocabulary , then I show a powerpoint and lecture(puts kids to sleep) then I have them do review questions out of the book , then a day of review and then a test. I feel that my way of teaching sucks. I don't feel like I'm doing my students justice. There are state standards, and I don't think I'm hitting every point. I'm torn between teaching from the book or from the standards, or if I should just teach what I think is important. My kids are great, well behaved, and I get along with them famously . I believed I have established rapport. I just don't know what to teach or how to teach it. Any one else go through this in their first year? Am I alone in this ?