I'm so annoyed with the people I work with right now. I tried to implement a project which would take hardly any effort on the part of other teachers - we're recycling a specific item from lunches - they would simply have to ask their kids to put that item in a box next to the trash cans instead of in them. I e-mailed the teachers asking them to talk to their students about this - it would take 2 minutes (and be a meaningful lesson on recycling)- none of them have and we're probably going to have to scrap the idea because there's no way we'll make our goal from just my class. Then I facilitate 2 different book clubs that end with a competition at the end of the year. I asked the teachers could I come to their rooms at their convenience and explain to the kids so we could get some new members- 2 responses (out of about 30 teachers). So I give them the permission slips and say can you distribute these to the kids who are interested? So why am I in the office and see a stack of them in the trash next to the mailboxes - like one of the teachers just threw them all away! It's for the students' own good - they are reading for pete's sake and I'm the one staying after school for 2 days a week and buying all the books-all I'm asking is that they hand out some papers! I'm just so discouraged. I would understand if I was asking them to spend time or money or something to help - but just encouraging your students to participate - is that so much to ask? Just venting here - I certainly can't change the environment; it's just really annoying. :sorry:it's so long!