Hello again...I keep thinking about this thread and wanted to come back to say I'm sorry for implying that you might need to leave teaching. I've been seeing more and more threads on this forum turn personal and negative and I don't want to be part of that anymore. I think we all come on this forum to be anonymous and vent our frustrations, but too often we get too brave and say things we would never say to someone's face. I would never tell a colleague they shouldn't be teaching, unless they sincerely asked me for my honest opinion and I thought they really were hopeless. My feelings would be deeply hurt if someone told me I shouldn't be teaching, even just on this forum, and I'm sorry if I made you feel bad. If I worked with someone who was expressing the kinds of feelings I've seen on these threads, I wouldn't confront them, but rather live and let live. In fact, my "neighbor" at school sounds a lot like this, and I just nod and smile. So that is what I plan to do here, too. Ateacher, I truly hope for you that you can find some solutions to the things that are bothering you. We all have our gripes and things we wish we could change about our teaching careers, and we all want to be able to come here and express our opinions without being attacked personally.