The other thread about changes in teaching got me thinking about my building. Now I *love* my new school so far and all the people in it. Most of the teachers there have been around for 15, 20, or 25+ years. They have more to teach me about this profession that I will ever know, but I gotta say, they are mad as heck about EVERYTHING. MADDDDD about Common Core. MADDDDD about technology. MADDDDD about differentiation. MADDDDD about inclusion. MADDDDD about being evaluated...apparently ever! Once a year for tenured teachers is too much, they say. MADDDDD about how crappy parents are now. MADDDDD about disrespectful kids. MADDDDD about administration. MADDDDD about (insert any new idea here). Now apparently I was born in the wrong generation and missed some glory age of teaching where it was much easier and more fun....but isn't anything good now? EVERY PD we've had about some new thing the dinosaur teachers sit in the back and snicker and say "I'm not doing that." I mean....I get it. Yet ANOTHER thing coming down the pipe that will probably disappear in a couple years....yet another thing for you to do...but it can't be all bad, can it? :unsure: I'm trying to stay positive here! Full Disclosure: I'm only a naive 2nd year teacher who will probably be grumbling in 20 years. But I think we have made some seriously cool advances. Look at all the stuff we can do with Internet and social media in the classroom! Look at how we moved away from doing a basal with round-robin reading and instead focused on small group instruction/one on one conferencing! Remember when SPED kids were in the dungeon/far away corridor/coat room? Now we can include them! :woot: Progress? No? :unsure: Ummm.....WE DON'T HAVE TO MAKE COPIES ON THE DITTO MACHINE?! :thumb: C'mon...you gotta give me that.