Okay, so in my student teaching, things didn't go as smoothly as I hoped. While I passed and my college advisors thought I made progress, I worry that I didn't impress my cooperating teachers. To be honest, I was a mess. I didn't do well in classroom management. While I was good at making detailed plans and good at trying to include everyone in the classroom, I had problems trying to get kids to listen and behave. I also struggled with finding things to engage students. In fact that was the thing I felt that was the worst. I had real trouble engaging kids and I felt like they didn't care even though I really wanted to be successful Unfortunately I didn't handle it well. At the end of the day i'd cry because it was so tough and I felt like I wanted to quit. I'd also get frustrated with kids. I was usually calm, but sometimes it got to me, though usually I would be crying and all after school. It didn't help that I was criticized (and rightly so ) for not being consistent and not being able to control my class (one of my teachers said that I "lost his good class" which made me feel like I shouldn't even be teaching. However, I must have done something right as they passed me. However I wonder if this will effect Job apps. In the year since student teaching i've had 3 interviews, but was not given the job. I've also applied to about 60 jobs total, and got rejected. My subject area is social studies, so it is tough, but I wonder if my cooperating teachers are telling these schools that i have emotional problems when they call. It makes me worry so much. I not only feel like a wimpy man because I still cry at 23, but I also feel like I chose the wrong career. I love my subject, and I love working with kids (i'm starting to like MS more than HS though, and elementary seems to be a lot more enjoyable). So would a bad Student Teaching experience impact my job search?