We have a couple of students who are a little needier behavior-wise. I'll spare you the long story, but a couple of them transferred from a nearby district that gave them TONS of IEP hours that we just don't have the resources for, so they're being considered for more "moderate" programs, but for now are on my caseload. Of course, they tend to do better in my room because it's smaller/quieter/activities on their level, etc. Some of the teachers keep coming to tell me that so-and-so is "having a rough day" and asking if I could pull him if I have "extra time." I don't mean to be rude, but how in the heck do they think I have "extra time?" I understand that these are "my" students and I should share the responsibility. The SLP and Psych are both putting in extra time with these kids, but neither of them have full teaching schedules. They are fully aware of what my schedule looks like and how many kids I have- we've discussed how it's crazy that they don't have another sped teacher several times. I teach classes back to back all day other than planning and lunch, and my lunch is literally the shortest in the building. I am literally meeting kids at the EXACT number of minutes required on their IEP per week (there just isn't room for more) so I can't really spare a minute of groups to deal with behavior situations. I kind of feel like my planning time should be for you know, actually planning like other teachers get to do. As a sped teacher, do you feel obligated to "help" your students during all hours of the day, even if it's planning or lunch? Do you feel that this is just part of the job and I should just suck it up? Today I was so swamped with some unexpected paperwork that I literally worked straight through lunch and didn't even eat what I brought. When the Psych saw that I couldn't even eat she did apologize for asking me to do something extra, which is really nice, but I know this situation is going to keep coming up.