The triple whammy! I have recently returned to teaching after relocating to a new state four years ago and doing a different job for those years. My experience is primarily with fifth grade, but a local high school teacher wanted to lock me in to teach English next year, so he offered me a position teaching Spanish until the end of this year. Well, I thought I could manage staying a little ahead of the students in lessons, even though it's been years since I took Spanish in college, but I'm finding that I feel extremely insecure and uncomfortable attempting to do that. A foreign language requires a proficiency that I just don't have. I've been fairly honest with the kids and willing to admit there are things I don't know or remember, and have to look up, trying to show them that everyone can learn if they just try. I took over for a long-term sub, who'd been with them for about a month and taught them nothing except to forget the classroom discipline the previous teacher had instilled. I'm also finding it much more difficult to manage high school kids than I felt with fifth graders. So, my discomfort is really three-fold -- dropped into undiciplined classes at mid year and attempting both to teach them something, working around their significant Spanish language gaps, and manage behavior, as well as learn the ways of older, very large kids! Trying to manage it all with humor and patience but I'm not sleeping much and I feel like throwing up most of the time. My lessons are boring because I am too dependent upon the textbook, which doesn't help improve the behavior of the many rude, lazy, and nearly impossible to connect with students. Any advice? I think clearly I made a big mistake, but I need the job.