If those five tips didn’t connect with your experience, teacher Michael Linsin, writing for the Guardian, has six more tips for you. He recommends, for example, that you smile, which “sends a subtle but powerful message to your class that kindness and politeness are expected. It also calms nervous energy and builds instant rapport and likability.” Other quite basic suggestions include having clear rules and clear consequences and, that big bugbear for many teachers, follow through. “Inconsistency is the fastest way to lose control of your class.”