For those of you who are a couple weeks in, what's going well in your classes so far? Over in my high school English classroom: - One of my classes is overloaded with students, while another has only 16. Thankfully, the class of 16 seems to have all of the needy and/or talkative students, and the overloaded class seems to have students that are at a higher level and are more focused. - I redid the format of all of my notes, and I am requiring all of the students to follow along exactly the way the notes are written. I was worried that requiring them to be so precise might be a disaster, but it's actually working out very well, even for my disorganized students. - I started the year with personality tests and a writing unit. The kids seem to love the personality tests, and they are giving us a great starting point for our writing assignments. - Our staff seems to have a lot of coherency and consistency this year. A couple of the areas that were difficult last year were study hall expectations and dress codes. All teachers seem to be on board with school policy, and the kids are noticing.