It amazes me how administrators have no clue how to motivate new teachers. Instead of focusing on the positives and adding constructive critisism, they go into "suggestions for improvement" right away. New teachers work so incredibly hard, and any sort of recognition would boost moral and encourage a teacher to do more. Focusing on the negatives does not help at all. My first performance review report has a long list of the things I need to work on and one very vague positive comment...Am I that bad? Working 14 hours a day every day...glowing reviews from every student-teaching placement. I just don't get it. Perhaps this is a good turn of events for me, because now I am just plain angry. I don't blame myself any more. I am pretty sure I am a good FIRST YEAR teacher. My mistakes are usual mistakes of a newbee. My administration just does not have a clue. Anybody else experiencing the same lack of support?