I teach high school chemistry along with two other people. In our school, teachers with the same assignment are expected to work together closely. Our admin doesn't want students complaining about being in the "bad" teacher's class, so they have asked us to make sure our classrooms are similar. We got in trouble for not collaborating enough. We do chat about things we are doing in our classrooms, and we make sure to do all the same labs and the same unit exams. We all teach the same content (because we are all following the curriculum!) but we each have our own course notes. We all have different teaching philosophies too - I personally do not believe in giving many assignments for marks, because I find the kids copy off the top student, get 100%, and then I spend forever marking something that doesn't really show what the students know. I give many assignments that are for the kids to practice, I just don't mark them. Instead I mark lots of quizzes. But, my teammates don't agree and prefer to assess using mainly assignments (and I think their grades are inflated, to be honest. At the end of the year the students write a government exam and we will get in trouble if their grades are inflated). I feel like we are being asked to work together to an unreasonable degree. I need to be able to give a small quiz when I feel like it without consulting other people. I need to teach in a way that aligns with my own teaching philosophy. Am I out of line here? What would you recommend doing moving forward? I don't want to be getting on the bad side of my admin for the rest of the school year.