Sorry, this is kind of long, but I need advice. I'm at a new school this year and have just met my 2 teaching colleagues at the 4th grade level. They're both wonderful people, seem to be very dedicated and proficient teachers. I feel privileged to be on the same staff as both of them. Coworker A: random with a capital R, very high energy, works long hours, has so many ideas and is all over the place, super creative and passionate but disorganized Coworker B: very committed to family, so not at school much; highly organized, very focused, great at setting high expectations and delivering effective lessons Coworker A wants to do everything together as a team, switch for math and reading, help each other out by doing some group science/social studies/art. Coworker B seems to want to do her own thing and is very structured about it. I feel weird entering into the situation. One the one hand, I'm excited about Coworker A, her offer to co-teach, and her passion. On the other hand, she's driving me crazy and overwhelming me because her mind goes a mile a minute and she's really passionate about some areas that I'm not (and yet she wants me to them with her.) Whenever I go to talk to her about anything, she's off on some tangent for an hour and I leave feeling even more confused and nervous about school starting in just a few days! I also feel strange to co-teach with Coworker A and leave Coworker B out of the loop. I wish we could find some balance as a whole all together. Advice? I know it seems kind of silly, but every night I go home feeling more and more stressed after talking to Coworker A.