Some problems are difficult to understand. You know there's a problem, but you simply can't put your finger on exactly why the problem exists. These problems can be gnawing. What's a teacher to do?
1. Focus on the good, tried-and-true efforts--teaching you know works.
2. Keep it simple--when problems like this arise, it is not a time for innovation or new ideas.
3. Keep the basics center stage.
All kinds of problems can arise in a school setting. It is good to drill back to the basics when problems upset the good flow of classroom life. Then once the problem becomes clear and is hopefully remedied, you can pick up where you left off before the problems began. Onward.