This year, I got a new assistant teacher. She's had no experience in a classroom and I was told she was supposed to be my equal. I'm alternatively certified, been teaching for 6 years and I know this shouldn't bother me but several aspects in my classroom make me feel like I'm drowning. I have a mixed age classroom, 3-5 year olds. 4 of my 3 year olds are either diagnosed or undiagnosed with deficits. We have 21 students and these 4 kids need someone with them at all times. My teacher doesn't know how to do this or how to implement learning strategies in the class (despite my leading and teaching her). I guess I'm wondering how you handle feeling like you aren't doing enough even when you're doing everything you possibly can? I feel like there is so much more I could be doing but I don't know what it is because I'm literally doing everything I know to do.... I'm just overwhelmed.