I saw this video posted on Diane Ravitch's blog today: http://vimeo.com/43565010 I love that she approaches the stresses of SuperTeacher expectations with humor. She got me thinking about my first year teaching. I was so excited to actually have a job and teaching a grade level I had experience with that I didn't really think about the negatives at all. My classroom was a room divided with a partition with the bilingual classroom next door. I had 27 students-we were in tight quarters to say the least. The one thing I look back at with regret is I don't remember consciously differentiating for them at all. I had LEP kids that I didn't even know were LEP when I taught them. There were kids who were probably GT, but I had no idea what I was supposed to do to get them to apply for services. I do still have that class picture and can remember some of their names. They would be 17 now I think. Any reflections you want to share from your first year?