I am a special ed teacher (for those of you who don't know.) We have 3 brand new teachers in my school. One in particular is asking for a lot of help. It seems like the other 2 are too clueless to even know what to ask. Keep in mind that we have 10 (count them 10) special ed trainers in the county. No one has shown up yet to help any of these teachers, and we've been in school over a month. I do work in a large county. But, that IS THEIR job. At first I was 100% willing to help these teachers. They are all very nice, and I could see myself being friends with them. But, now I am feeling so overwhelmed. I have a difficult class. I am not complaining. I have already seen progress with behaviors. But, I am TIRED at the end of the day. One of the teachers came and stayed for 2 hours in my room (the length of her planning period) one day. I don't even get a planning period. (Once again, not complaining. I know that comes with self contained.) I feel like I need to tell all 3 of them to start asking the trainer any questions they might have. The problem is....the trainer will not get back to them in a timely manner, and isn't going to be able to train them at a fast enough rate if she's dividing her time up by school. I also feel like a mean ogre for being annoyed with this situation. I was a new teacher once too, and people did help me. Do I need an attitude adjustment? I kinda just want to be left alone.