This is my 3rd year teaching and I work with several teachers who are flat out "mean and obnoxious" to students. I am shocked by what I hear and at times their tone of voice scares me - so I can't imagine how a child would feel. I always treat my students like my kids - and I know the kids feel happy & safe to come to school. I have had parents tell me that their son/daughter used to fake their sickness last year because they didn't want to go to school and now in my class they can't wait to go to school. They appreciate my positive attitude. I would be described as a calm and nurturing teacher. I tend to have the more sensitive/emotional students. I believe in recess, fun and play let kids be kids - and I work them hard in class so I try to balance it with fun activities. My issue is I have other teachers who are upset with me because I have a positive relationship with my students and I am making them look like the bad guys. I believe in never yelling because I am the role model. Kids mess up and learn from their mistakes - and I am very understanding of that. They have rules and consequences - but I use positive discipline. The parents appreciate that and are always supportive. The issue is that the other 3rd grade teacher(there is only 2 of us) has parents complaining about how strict she is and they want their child in my class. I know this can't be possible as I am already at 34 but she is so upset that this is happening and she says it's because I am not strict enough and therefore I make her look bad. Well, I am just thinking of leaving this school next year - I don't know what else I can do. I am not changing my ways-that's for sure - I am very calm and that is just my personality- but it is unnecessary stress that I have to put up with from the other teachers. Sorry for rambling on and on...just needed to vent Any thoughts?