I have been teaching for about one and a half years now and still feeling insecure about planning. I am wondering if I will get faster and better at planning activities? I feel like last year was good, but now I find myself thinking that my activities are boring. To help remedy this, I am constantly looking for new ideas and finding them. I am also scrapping old ideas that I know don't work. I am sluggish at this and find that planning is taking so much of my time. However, I have compiled a list of activities that I deem my 'tool box.' I keep it updated. So, am I on the right track in developing my planning skills? A second part to my question- Furthermore, I am teaching a second level class so many of my students I had last year and are bored with my style. What are your thoughts about my second level class? I am doing my best with this group to keep things fresh. My ones are brand new, so they haven't been exposed to my style of activities yet. As always, I thank you all for your support and input. I greatly value your answers and time! ¡Gracias!