This is my first year teaching and I feel like I am going crazy. I went to college for elementary education and here I am as an 8th grade reading teacher (definitly not certified for this). I can handle the book and the ideas that i have to teacher but I can't seem to handle to kids. My school is considered an inner city school and they are definitly hard kids. They come from hard backgrounds and some of them don't have homes. I feel for them but they also do not have respect. I can't come up with a good disipline system in my class room which would allow me to complete a 30 minute lesson without someone yelling across the room or getting into a fight. I dont want to give up and I plan on sticking it through...but I just can't see myself happy here. I want to figure out a way that my students and I can both stay through a lesson with out me getting angry and without them getting into fights. If you have any ideas I would be forever thankful.