As teachers, are we the ultimate beast in a college classroom?? Are we some times overachievers, too smart-for-our own good, the know-it all, can't stand to follow people who are lost, and second-guessing-the boss kind of people, simply because we are educated educators?? My second night of class (special ed for early childhood) , and teacher says write out an IEP using state goals, text, and her cheat sheet. My problem is..uh....5 people have never taken a course in education..parents, major changers..etc. They don't even know how to write a lesson plan, why would you ask them to write an indivualized education plan! Lady in front of me sees me scurring away and says, "boy you guys know this stuff, I don't know what she is talking about, or where to begin." (I was listening weren't you??) I try to explain, and then remember that's what the teacher is for. She asks my other classmate, then I get frustrated and get back to work. She keeps making comments, "wow, look how much she wrote down, she really knows this stuff." Is it just me, or am I annoying people with my small amount of gray matter that is doing what I need it to do? Boss is really upset with me, because I keep second guessing her. She corrects me for making changes, I just want the kids safe, and me sane. I ask other teachers to cover me, or move some kids out to other rooms. She says she was working on that, would send someone over to my room (when, 5 minutes before I go home??) I make management decisions, and technically, I am not management. Unless of course, she is not there...then guess what?? Do you find some people may be offended, even threatened by the fact that you seem to analyze their thoughts, and prepare rebuttals to their statements? I don't plan to p*ss people off, but I am tired of hearing 'kenny garden' and not kindergarten! I correct teachers around me. Get this, my daughter is my worst nightmare! She corrects me, and I know she is right! Have I created an intellectual monster? Am I the only one???