I am a first year teacher. I teach high school special education. To be honest I feel like I am drowning. The paperwork, lesson planning, classroom management and dealing with a paraprofessional who does not respect me has me feeling defeated. I am constantly questioning whether or not I am or ever will be a good teacher and I just can't keep up. The to do list is daunting and doesn't end. I'm starting to doubt myself. I am in desperate need of some words of encouragement. Is it normal to feel this way?