This is more of a vent than anything else. I am not really looking for advice but if someone has some type of insight that will make my life easier please don't let me stop you from sharing. I am just so tired of this school year. I started out the year with a vow to be positive in every situation and to see the bright side of things. But now a couple months into the school year I just don't have it in me. There are just too many things "wrong" that I'm having a hard time seeing what is "right". There is no time in my day with the new Common Core. I feel like all I do is shove info down the students' throats and then assess. Then there are the students themselves. I have never had a group like this. There are some students who are absolutely amazing :thumb: but like I said above, they just get lost amidst those with issues. Nearly 80% of my class just doesn't care. They do not read directions, do not apply skills/strategies I work one on one with them to develop, rush through work, etc. I have never given up on a child in all my years of teaching but boy are some of these students making it tempting to just say "Fine. If you don't care then I don't care. Fail all your work if that is what you'd like to do". I then have 2 special ed students on top of that who need my assistance nearly 100% of the time and I just don't have that to give. Add in my friend that I posted about a few weeks ago that I feel could possibly have auditory processing issues or something similar and I feel like I'm about to lose it at any second. Add to that that my school is just not being run very efficiently, fairly, or logically and it just makes everyday miserable. Well thank you for letting me vent. It probably didn't do much good as far as fixing it but I just needed to say (type) it all out loud to someone other than my husband (who I am sure is very tired of it by now).