Thank you for your post. I can see that you read my posts and see where I'm coming from because any criticism you gave me, wasn't written in an attacking way at all. I appreciate your insight and feedback. Yes, I do feel like a majority of the posters here attacked me from all sides, even if it was well-intentioned criticism. If you see that your approach isn't getting a positive result, then try another one. The posters here who criticized me were doing it more to state their opinion of what they would have done instead. I don't consider that as supportive communication- telling me what I did was wrong, and what you would have done instead was right, etc. etc. That comes across as judgmental to me, not supportive. Supportive criticism isn't, "act your age," or "I think this was the last straw for the mentor teacher," those are judgmental opinions. Those are not supportive comments. Those were mean comments. I have never spoken to a student or to a coworker or my mentor teacher that way, and never would. Supportive criticism is "sorry that happened to you. what have you done so far to deal with your situation?" etc. So the majority of posters here who claim I'm being defensive, are the ones who just criticized me without seeing my point of view. You can catch more bees with honey than vinegar. There's a lot of vinegar in this thread from other posters (minus the ones who actually wrote supportive posts to me). I wasn't offended at all by your comment about attending law school instead. Actually you're not the first person to tell me that I'm better suited for law school instead of teaching. Unfortunately, law school is not a realistic choice for me financially-speaking as I'm in so much debt since I started grad school. For example, I had to file bankruptcy last year. So I have to take that into consideration moving forward. If my spring financial aid isn't enough to cover the cost of my student teaching, then I can't finish it. I only had one masters class left to take in the spring. So this "delay" is going to literally cost me and put me into greater financial strain than I was prepared for.