I have "collaboration time" with other elementary mod needs teachers literally once or twice a year. I'm the only one in my building since I'm K-5, so the only time I get to talk to other teachers is when we're all together as a district and they actually let us meet together instead of going with the classroom teachers (usually, we are told to "listen in" on the classroom teacher discussion because we need to know what goes on in the classroom). I think it's SO much more valuable than the time I have to spend in my building with classroom teachers (basically 2.5 hours of PD and/or collaboration a week). We had about 30 minutes together and even that was just great- time to talk about what programs we have in the district, what we're doing in class, strategies we've seen that work, etc. So do you get time for this in your school, or are you stuck with the classroom teachers all of the time too?