Well, do you? I was always told in undergrad NOT to sit in the teacher's lounge--that this is where the tired, gossipy, pessimistic teachers sat. As a student teacher, I did experience this in a lounge-type setting, but there were also some great teachers who came in at times. I'm sure it depends on every school, but in YOUR school, do you enjoy your mornings/lunches in your room or with other teachers? How do you make teacher friends at school with the ones who are uplifting and optimistic and who love their jobs?