During my 1st year of teaching, I didn't feel like I was accomplishing much besides trying to survive. Then a grade change and for the 2nd and 3rd years, I had all 6th grade math classes and it felt like I made a huge difference in their lives. During my 4th year at a new school (HS level), I felt encouraged with some classes but the rough ones made me question whether I was doing anything right. Last year at another new school, I learned quickly that lots of my students didn't care about what I was teaching and I was just getting through the day. No discipline problems but the kids just didn't want to be there. Now, in my 6th year of teaching and 2nd year at the same school, I'm feeling a bit disillusioned and I don't know whether it's because of the school I'm at, the students I teach, or just remembering how nice it was to have little 6th graders and then send them along once the year is out..... Does anyone else feel this way? The disillusionment of teaching?