So I just a call from my consultant today from the teaching program I'm in and just found out I was not recommended, which caught me by surprised. Now I just finished student teaching back on November 20 and had four visits from a facilitator who critiqued me on teaching. He didn't have any problems with me and the guy has been a teacher and principal for x amount of years, so he's been around the block. He addressed a few things but they were pretty minor and assured me I doing a good job. He also did not get any information from my mentor teacher or the principal saying I was having any kind of problems during my tenure student teaching. Now I admit I was having problems at the beginning with classroom management, but who wouldn't have problems who's never done this before? I'm not some pro who's done this thing for 15 years, but I listened to the mentor teacher and improved. He even observed me, critiqued me, talked to me about the things he saw, and sent the report to the teaching program I'm in. But if the guy was having a problem with me, especially by mid October or even November before I left, he should have told me what was going on. But he didn't say a word to me, nor did the principal say a word to me, and I left on the 20th of November thinking I did a pretty good job. The mentor teacher and the principal did not even contact the teaching program I'm in to voice their concerns that I wasn't doing an adequate job. Nor did they communicate their concerns about me to the faciliator who observed me for four times. He was shocked when he was informed sometime last week that I was not being recommended. How in the world am I supposed to know how I'm doing or what I need to improve on if no one doesn't say anything to me and keeps everything bottled up to themselves until after I leave? Just plain horrible unprofessionalism on their parts. So now I can email my facilitator and do an exception of policy where she and another person can review my time as a student teacher and the notes my consultant made when he watched me for 4 times and recommended me, or I would have to do another 3 to 6 weeks of student teaching and pay another 500 dollars. I'm just so upset (I could use a more colorful word) that this thing has happened and I'm just now finding out about this. I'm beyond dumbfounded. Can someone explain to me how this thing happened? Any teaching vets want to throw out their 2 cents because I need opinions on this.