Okay, I have a job interview on Monday, so this question (among others) has been on my mind. I think my biggest area of "needs improvement" is classroom management, sadly (no, I will not say that at the interview, but I definitely will re-read Tools For Teaching and make a plan before starting if I actually get the job!) The other thing is that although I've had experience teaching, it has been in a slightly different context (aside from student teaching, of course) and so really I am pretty new at this. That means that I have less experience to guide me in all of those split-second decisions that come up over the course of the day, that experienced teachers can make instinctively based on past experience. One of my strengths, however, is that I am constantly reflecting on my practice and looking for ways to improve. I'm sure once I've been teaching longer I will be able to identify more easily both strengths and weaknesses. But since this has been on my mind, I'm curious to hear what you veteran (and new!) teachers have to say. What are your strengths and areas that need improvement? What have you worked consciously on to improve?