Okay. I met my new grade level team at my new job recently, and I was slightly dismayed. Several of the things they are doing are developmentally inappropriate for first grade IMHO and more importantly, their discipline system is old school and not based on research. During the meeting, all of the girls were asking if we could use the EXACT SAME centers pictures and the EXACT SAME charts and the EXACT SAME books. My team lead seems to prefer that we are all the same, but I am a first year teacher and DESPERATE to do some things on my own. Especially if I feel that the practices in question are inappropriate. What do I do? Is there anything that I CAN do? Thanks in advance!