I'm going into my ninth year teaching. At the end of the last school year, I was determined to obtain a position outside of the classroom-EIP or ESOL. It looks like I'm back in the classroom and I'm just not excited. That spark just isn't there. The thought of the myriad mandates we have on top of the sheer amount of work it takes to keep a classroom running is stressing me out. I literally have had some heart palpitations just thinking about it. Pre Planning starts tomorrow and I'm going in with a heavy heart. Add to this my principal wants me to be grade level chair. I don't need or want the extra meetings, stress, and responsibilities of that unpaid position. What do you do when you feel yourself in this kind of funk? Please, please give me some suggestions. I'm just not looking forward to this year.