Hi, I am a NQT and I am struggling with a 5/6 class. Mostly things are okay, but nowhere near the standard set by other staff in the school. Some issues I have are students calling out, general noise and silliness ( by a few students) when coming into or going out of the room, sometimes a kid will jump up and hit the top of the door on the way out ( a HUGE no no in my school), small but very irritating acts of defiance. General noise can also be an issue. Anyway my problem is when I feel like things are slipping from my grasp I tend to get quite negative in the way I react... I try to avoid shouting but I have at times become quite angry and shouted and then handed out discipline like a maniac! How to stay postive and calm, even when the standards in the class are slipping, or students are acting out...I am finding this tough and I know it is my personal issue. The way I respond to the students affects them also, so I need to keep positive and calm. Perhaps part of this is because I feel I need to prove myself as a NQT, and ensure my class is at the same standard as the rest of the school. Any tips for how to remain positive and calm?