I'm a first year teacher and I'm very frustrated with my situation. I'm supposed to have a mentor, but I'm not being mentored at all. All feedback I've gotten has been very critical. I've never seen a group of adults talking about each other so negatively. I end up staying until 7 or 8 each night. I'm burnt out. My biggest issue is that I feel as though I've totally lost the kids. Most of them don't listen to me. When I ask them to come to their spots on the carpet, half of them do it, then I have to prod incessantly to get the rest there. Then, I'll have maybe 14 listening, then the others keep talking, bothering each other. I use a lot of positive things, sticker chart, tickets for prize box, etc. I use 1, 2, 3, magic for off task behavior. Warning, 1, 2, then 3 you have to sit away from the group and complete a behavior sheet (good choice / bad choice). That sheet is sent home and signed by the parents. I don't know what else to do.