Hi! I haven't posted in a very long time, but I am looking for some feedback. I teach high school (mostly seniors, now) and, last year, started at a new district. It was a very disappointing year. No violence or real terrible behavior, but apathy like I have never faced before. Many days it felt like I could have not even been in the room and it would have made no difference. Discipline/management mostly involved flagrant disregard of rules and droves of missing assignments. I tried choice projects, self-paced with workshopping, small chunking more challenging texts - no dice. It is the first year since my first year that I felt like I made no positive impact at all. I know it is not entirely true, and intellectually, I understand that, but I cannot shake the dread as the new year approaches. I want a fresh start! Does anyone have suggestions? Thank you!