Hello again! Although I have taught special ed for several years, I am new to the world of teaching students with severe needs. In many ways, I feel like a new teacher, which is hard for me! In the past, I have worked with teaching teams that were close knit; we collaborated, brainstormed, bounced ideas off each other, and had a great rapport. In my new environment, where I feel overwhelmed with a new grade level and students with a new type of disabilities, I am working with teachers that seem irritated with my requests for help or clarification. When I was working on my master's, I got the impression that collaboration was a valuable part of being a special ed teacher. Now I feel stupid, incompetent, needy, and annoying because I have questions and miss having a team to collaborate and share ideas with. Thoughts?