Yeah, I think the way my district/admin handles things is also a BIG factor as to why I'm not feeling it this year. They expect 120% effort from the teachers, but they offer very little help outside what they are obligated to give. And I had heard from quite a few people about the inner workings of the district and one teacher even went as far as to call the superintendent a moron....and this was even before I got hired as a FT teacher! So now that I've experienced it first-hand, I'm starting to see all the red flags. Plus, I feel stiffled creatively because we have so many MANDATED things that we are told we MUST be teaching. Frankly, it sucks all the fun out of it. I'm going to do what I can do, and not even look at any Back to School stuff until August. Hopefully, I will be able to shake this feeling and move on.