Hello all, I am just looking for advice. I am a first year teach for america teacher and I am miserable. I am at a second year middle school and i teach 7th grade math. The rest of the 4 7th grade teachers are also first years and there are no veterans in the school (no one for me to observe). I feel like I have not grown at all as a teacher. Ever since November I have just been trying to take it day by day and week by week, but that has snowballed into no real learning for my students. I can't have fun on the weekends because I think about the job and there are times I can't sleep at night because I feel so guilty that my kids may be falling behind and it is because of me. I also have a really tough time with IMPACT, the math curriculum I have to use because TFA doesn't like it at all and it isn't really standards based. I am close with the staff at the school and would feel awful leaving. I probably will not but I just can't go on being this miserable. I have no control over one of my classes and not that much over the other. I feel like the kids do not take me seriously and just do as they please. HELP!