Hello, I am a first year teacher. I am afraid I may have been a little too loose the first week. My head was spinning, and I didn't lay the groundwork I had intended to. The week went by in a blur! Any veteran teachers out there have suggestions for adding structure and higher expectations in the second week of school and counter-acting having not done so well in week one? I teach high school. I have laid groundwork plans for entering and exiting the room. I didn't jump on students blurting out as much as I think I should have. I only responded to those who raised their hand and tried not to give the blurters the attention. I didn't jump on side chatter as much as I wished. I did not set up a clear expectation for getting their attention. I want to do all these things this week. I plan on instituting a warning system for minor issues (like talking and blurting). Progression being warning>student conference with me>call home> detention or referral. I also am going to try implementing an attention getter of "ladies and gentleman, I need you attention" with a raised hand signal given from the same spot in the room. Other suggestions or how to implement these things after a week would be appreciated.