UNITED WE STAND...Often, when I’m coaching new teachers with behaviour management, a lot of their problems can be boiled down to their mistaken belief that they should be able to handle all the crowd control by themselves. Nothing could be further from the truth. The school is an institution, and institutions are sustained by collaboration. Just ask the Roman Empire when they were straddling every known continent; or ask them again when they were on their collective ass. Teaching is one of the loneliest jobs in the world, which is odd when you stop to think about it, because the moments that you’re not surrounded by children or grimacing adults can be collected together over a week and still be ten minutes short of a heart beat.