I am a first year teacher, new to the state, the district, and the school. I had my first evaluation a 2 months ago and it went really well. I just had my second one and it was kind of a disaster. I used a lesson that my literacy and writing coach gave me and apparently my principal did not like it. My students did not understand it and therefore it took way longer than expected. I did not get to conference with students or do other things I was supposed to do in writers workshop. Overall, it was a mess. I think my principal is understanding with the fact that I am new and I never learned writers workshop or implemented it. That gives me a little hope. However, after that she made some comments about how I obviously get along well and have good relationships with students who are academically where they should be and who behaviorally, have no problems. She thinks I struggle with the students who struggle in academics and who have behavior problems and that I do not have relationships with them. The weird thing is, I had one student moved into my class because a parent requested it. Then I had a student moved out of my class because a parent requested it. This student does absolutely nothing and because i would not let her get away with it, parents asked for her to be moved. Other than that, I really do not have students who have any behavior or academic difficulties. I am blessed with an amazing group of second graders. My principal made a comment about how she is not telling me to have children, but I will be a different teacher once I do so maybe that is the issue combined with my lack of experience. I moved across the country and left my BF and family for this job. I love my students, my coworkers, and the school. I would be crushed if I was non renewed. I will find out in February, so I don't have much time to "improve." The thing is my students have all improved in all academic areas. My testing scores are the highest out of the second grade. I have had parents tell me that they are so happy I have their child. I don't know how to fix this problem that my principal thinks I have. How do I show her that I do have positive relationships with my students, especially when I already think I do. How do I build my relationships with those "difficult" students? I am feeling very discouraged because I work my butt off every single day. I am the first person in the building other than the janitor and the principal. I have a positive attitude. She has only been in my room twice no, yet she comes to these other conclusions. I just don't know what to do. I know that I am a good teacher, how do I show her? I am so sorry this is so long but I am struggling. I do not want to go to work tomorrow and I have my summative evaluation which will be typed up and send to Human Resources next week. I feel lost. Any suggestions or tips would be so helpful. Thank you!