I will be starting my first teaching job in August of 2015. I will be going into the school tomorrow to sign my contract and talk to the teacher I am taking over for (she is retiring.) Are there any questions I should be asking her to make my first year easier? Is it appropriate for me to ask her to leave anything she doesn't want to take with her? I figure she has been doing it for 20+ years so while I may have a different spin for certain lessons recycling some stuff couldn't hurt. However, I don't want to come across as lazy.... kind of like working smart not working hard.