I was reading on another thread that working as an elementary teacher in a typical elementary school is generally the office politics kind of thing going on a lot of times, or as one person said, a really bad catty "high school" kind of thing going on. Is this really the case most of the time? I really hope not! I have seen at the schools I've been at so far, that the teachers seem to have their groups in the break rooms, but everyone all seemed to get along with one another, and actually have good friendships and collaboration with one another. I guess it just really depends on the school and people who work there obviously. I just kind of thought teachers did their jobs, taught in their classrooms, collaborated with other teachers, went to meetings, that their education level and trying to reach common goals would cause them to be more prone to have a meeting of the minds and help one another, than backstabbing and gossip, etc. The nursing profession deals with that problem a lot too apparently.