She's a new teacher, and she wants to prove herself. Perhaps you don't remember what it is like to be a new teacher... I'm sure it is just about how nice it would be to get acknowledged for whatever it is you're doing. After all, you don't put money in the tip jar if the person isn't watching (e.g. George Costanza). I hear you, newkgteacher. I'm all-for sharing ideas, and 99% of the teachers I know are too. But there is something to be said for a simple acknowledgement, which I'm guessing was missing. Don't worry about it.