I had posted this in the Behavior Management section and didn't get any responses so I wanted to try the Kinder teachers... I just finished my first year of teaching Kindergarten at a Title I school and am determined that next year will be better. Other than the normal first year teacher problems, I dealt with students that had extreme emotional problems and students who physically hurt themselves, others, and myself during the day. I know that every class is different which is why I am optimistic about next year. However, I want to drastically change the way I manage my class because I never had a real plan last year and it showed. I have read Harry Wong's book and am planning on reading The First Six Weeks of School over the summer. From what I have seen, these books appear to be almost opposite in their theory. What direction should I go? What worked for you? I want my students to realize that I am in charge and have them respect me, but I want them to be a community and respect each other as well. We suffered in that department last year and my kids had no respect for each other. Sorry for the long post and thanks in advance!!!!