Hi there, I'm 26 and a co-teacher in third grade at a private school. This all started this school year. Lets rewind to this past summer. I'm taking classes for an education masters degree, and I end up finding a bunch of the current co-teachers, a bunch of them invite me out to have drinks. During these drinks I find out that the head teacher I'm working with HAS NEVER had a good experience with he student teacher (my job). Last year apparently things were very sour in her classroom and the year before that as well. So now eight months after this conversation took place, I find myself here, on the first day of spring break absolutly angry and upset about how things have been going. The S hit the fan yesterday. I made a mistake grading a test (I must grade in pencil on orders from her) and she actually said to me "Are you an adult? I don't know what else I can do to stop this!" After the kids left I told her I don't appreciate her talking to me in such ways. This one little example is just that, a tiny peek into how she treats me. She doesn't ever really talk to me other then when forced to yet she will talk to any of the other interns and be so nice. However when she sees me her frown comes back and so on. She also said yesterday in our argument, that after 8 months of working in the class room I should pretty much have a solid understanding of teaching and should not be making 10 mistakes a day (I challenged her to provide me with 10 mistakes I made that day and she came up with 3, one was I hung a paper on the wall and it was not straight). Ontop of all this she basically told me "You don't have the common sense I think you need" (ie. she called me stupid) because of things like the paper on the wall not being perfect and that I stapled a rough draft behind a final draft on one assignment as well as the fact that I caught a kid lying right to my face and told him we're calling his parents about it (she's mad that she has to have a conference with the parents now because of how I said that). She told me that I need to think ahead and that I should have just told the kid to get his coat and not worried about how he basically LIED to me saying "It's ok I was told I don't need a coat" when he was never told this. The reason I decided to say "we're going to be calling your parents over this" was because this very child lied to his mother about something that he said I told him he could do (leave the room during a test) and the mother was very upset with me over this, which of course I never did. So now here I am wondering what to do, yesterday I said to my head teacher that we need to have a meeting about if I am going to return to the classroom after break or not. Of course my HT said "No you are not quitting this class room with 6 or 7 weeks left, you just need to bring more of yourself to work." Bottom line: Of course this is just my side of the story and I admit I do make mistakes. I just don't know how to feel, is it my fault because I'm a dumb person? That's what it feels like when I'm told I don't have enough common sense. I've already decided I'm not returning to teaching the lower grades next year because this has been probably the worst 8 months of my life. Instead I'll be working in a tech class room with 7/8/9th graders. I teach 22 kids all of science (she doesn't help, she sits and grades papers) 11 of them math, 11 of them reading, and I assist in Social Studies and Writers workshop. Am I in the wrong when I feel "like a victim" (she said that what she thinks I do) to a horrible wench of a teacher?