I'm the new girl on my team. My team mates are nice enough to my face, but neither are very good communicators--I rarely have a clue what they are talking about, they don't fill me in on how things work at the school, don't answer my emails when I ask them questions, etc. We also have split up the planning, which is a help and a hindrance. They each have a subject they plan--1 teacher plans a subject that our district requires 45 minutes of instruction time per day, the other plans a subject that our district requires 90 minutes of instruction per day. My subject? 155 minutes per day. I get little to no feedback on my plans from them. Heck, I don't even know if they are actually doing the activities that I plan! I spend a good 45 minutes-hour per lesson then I still have to gather materials, make copies for them, etc. Oh, and after school duties? Let's just say those aren't evenly distributed either--1 is finished with her duty in about 5 minutes, the other is done in 10. Mine? 20-25 minutes. I get that being new means getting some of the grunt work, but geesh--I know that whenever I've had new team members, I've gone out of my way to find out how I can help them, make sure they know what to expect, give them feedback on their plans, etc. I'm not a new teacher, but I am new to this district and things are very different. I almost DO feel like a new teacher! And, it stinks to not really feel valued as a member of the team. Thanks for letting me vent.