I feel like there is a larger amount of judgement between teachers than other professions. I have been working since I was 16. I held tons of different jobs in high school and college. As an adult I was also a case manager. I never saw this amount of judgement in those jobs. Sure, there were people who just didn't like each other. But, in teaching I feel like everyone is always worried about someone else and what he/she is or is not doing correctly, but never offering any real constructive criticism. I walked in on a conversation the other day that made me physically ill. The PE Teacher was talking about a first grade teacher and how out of control her class is with her. First of all, I've seen this teacher a lot with her class, and I never noticed the issue. Secondly, if that teacher's students are misbehaving when they are with her (PE Teacher) it's her job to correct the behavior. It is also important to note that the first grade teacher is given some of the most difficult students because she is also special ed certified. Other teachers don't bother me because of the nature of my job. However, I had a therapist say something the other day that really made me mad. She said she was a "drill sergeant" compared to me, and then went on to say how I let a certain kid get away with murder. She sees the kid one day a week for 30 minutes. That's exactly what I told her, and she didn't say another word. I am confident in my ability to do my job. I just wish we could all support each other. Do you see this issue? Just think about how strong we could all be if we truly supported each other.