Hi everyone, I am so overwhelmed but always praying. This is my first year at this middle school and it's teaching an elective part time. I had previously worked as a 6th grade teacher for 5 years at another school that had poor leadership. I'm teaching the Arts so when I saw it I thought it was a dream come true. It would've been if they had let me do applications to get in my elective. It's a total nightmare. I spend 90% of the class doing management than teaching. I was known at my previous school for great classroom management. It's like they've never heard of rules before. The school as a whole is a discipline issue. It's really hard and I would leave mid year if I didn't care about not getting another teaching job. I'm just going to stick it out but I'm not sure how much more I can take. I'm definitely not going back to this school next year. At least I can say my reason for leaving is because I want a full time job. How early can you start applying to other schools? Thank you for reading.