I have had my third formal observation yesterday. The first two went all right (two satisfactories), yesterday- a total disaster, an unsatisfactory. The feedback made me realise that I am making the same mistakes I did as a PGCE. I am not consequent in my behaviour management, I am way too friendly (which results in pupils liking me, but not respecting me), my classes are all awfully noisy and I have more and more pupils challenging me, rather than the other way round. I hope it is not too late to change things around. I do want to gain control over the classes and get pupils respect, but at the same time, I do not want them to stop liking the subject. I started worrying I was indeed not professional enough which resulted in what I am facing at the moment... I wonder about other NQT's- how do you guys cope with behaviour? Do you also find it difficult?