Last year, I was fortunate and blessed to have graduated from "Job Seekers" to "New Teachers." Now, I am no longer a new teacher and will be going into my 2nd year...... Common wisdom says that the 2nd year is "so much better" than the 1st year. If anyone is willing to describe their 2nd year to me.... e.g. how you felt, your confidence, ability to manage the classroom, relationship with a new set of students, seeing new teachers in the building, how admin sees a 2nd year teacher, etc.... that would really help.... I don't want to walk into my 2nd year thinking I made my mistakes during the 1st year and they won't happen this year... And, who actually had a worse 2nd year than 1st year?