Only six weeks left! The bad part about that is that the kids sense that and I've been finding it harder and harder to teach. I remember from last year how difficult it was...and some of my teacher-student relationships took a nose-dive due to everyone being stressed out. What are some ways that I can cope with more and more students complaining about work? Students have also begun to get more 'moody.' I don't want to lean on administration for help... Are there any 'tricks' or positive thinking strategies that veteran teachers use each time the year starts to wind down? Like how to keep sane? Thankfully, I don't have a lot of disruptions this semester (compared to other semesters before). However, they show signs of being bored...and they openly tell me my class is boring! We do some fun stuff, but only sometimes. Thanks for your help!