Hi, everybody. I'm a high school English teacher that was hired via alternate route. Getting the job was a blessing, but I have no teaching experience. I don't know how to make a lesson plan, how to effectively manage class time, or how to calm down a loud classroom. I'm slowly getting there, but sometimes, I feel like a bad teacher. I got hired in September, so I had no time to prepare or reread any of the works that I will be teaching. Will I suck less as time goes on? I want to do this for the rest of my life, but I don't want to suck at it.