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Hi, and welcome to the Edutopia Classroom Management discussion group! Alice Mercer and I (I'll definitely be the junior partner, though) will be facilitating here, and I'm looking forward to learning from the wealth of experiences that are out there. I'd like to start off with a quick observation and question: I've found that one of the keys to helping students develop self-control is making sure the teacher does the same. I had a recent experience that I wrote about in my blog and titled it I Was Disappointed With What Happened Yesterday…”. What techniques do you use to control your temper in the classroom?