Hi, I have a little over a month left this year, and I would definitely say I had a strong first year. Definitely not perfect, but my final evals and everything have been great, and I've been enjoying it. This year I taught HS geo and alg 2. I haven't heard for sure yet, but I think I'll be teaching the same again next year. One thing I'm worried about is that I've definitely become more laxed towards the end of this year. In the beginning of the year, I was a stickler about texting, being tardy to class (i.e. like 30 seconds or so late), talking, etc. My classes are still well under control, and the students are 90%+ good kids so it isn't a problem, but I've been letting more things slide this past month being that it is the end of the year. I'm just worried as I will definitely have some of my geo kids again next year for alg 2, and I certainly will want to start off the year strong again. Obviously the classes will be different, but some students will be the same. I can start off of course with "new year, new start, etc.", and I do have some new policies in mind, but I'm just a little worried that some kids may be a bit rebellious if I go to being strict at the beginning of next year since I've become relaxed now. Maybe I'm worried for nothing, but has anyone experienced this? Having the same kids (secondary level) two years in a row after becoming a bit lenient towards the end of the first year? Any suggestions?