With-it-ness is the combination of teacher clarity in classroom management and command. The razor sharp ability to anticipate students’ actions, react to students’ actions, and create an atmosphere that appears effortless yet requires a large dose of effort. Some teachers have a strong personal characteristic of with-it-ness within their lives whether they are planning an outing for friends, running the church festival or raising their children. These people will take naturally to teacher with-it-ness yet may need guidance on how to best apply their strengths to the classroom. Other teachers will struggle greatly with with-it-ness and in that situation clear expectations, written plans, consistency and accountability will help to move this from an area of struggle to a strength.