Listen to senior teachers with many years service. They are survivors. Get yourself a role model
Be assertive, firm and always, always respectful.
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Make your subject come alive. Teach it with conviction, creativity and passion.
Manage your emotions by dissociating or stepping outside yourself and observing how you speak and act.
Be philosophical. You will have bad days. It is how you will deal with them that makes you a survivor
Use appropriate punishment for challenging behaviour, but also empathise to get to the root cause of the behaviour.
Show you are in control of yourself and your class by using relaxed, non-emotional body language and gestures.
Be consistent in your discipline. Don't have favourites and treat everyone equal.