I learned from the SCM site about a mantra that you should say each morning: "No matter how surprising, unexpected, or crazy behavior or my day is, I will NOT lose my composure." Since I've started saying this, I've never had a day where I've lost my composure to a great extent. I also try to say "I will move slowly, speak calmly, and protect every students' right to learn by following my classroom management plan." That mostly works but not all the time. This morning, I'm feeling very tired and sleepy and the last thing I want to do is teach a bunch of classes. Any ideas for what I could do to wake myself up (besides coffee)? Also what do you do every morning to ensure that you will have a good day?