I've had the worst possible day. Bad enough to make me seriously ponder moving my family into a cardboard box if I quit...not really but BAD... How do you recover from those bad days? I can't even say it's the kids. They were manageable (not according to my P, but I feel like they were ok). I was told repeatedly that I HAD to be in Sci & SS inclusion this year. With 19 students (4 of which are HIGH NEEDS, alternate assessment with one student having a 1:1 para), that takes up half my day. It also meant that I would have to pull all of them to teach Math at one class period. After observing them today, and yesterday, it just isn't going to be productive in the least. Way too many kids, too many behaviors, and too many levels. So after having a mental breakdown with my colleagues at our dept meeting, one goes to the P (trying to help, not make problems) and brings her & counselor to my room. I am still in an absolute mental breakdown. P changes her tune about inclusion, and then tells me basically its all my fault b/c of no classroom management. I'm improving on this, or I thought I was. Then I try to tell her that I'm doing 1:1 assessments with a room full of kids. Nothing I said was right; she's always breathing down our necks about how long the assessment is taking, etc. I'm already doing way less than I need to, for my own data just to get done sooner. It was awful. I'm always trying to make everyone around me happy...when (and who) is going to do that for me? Now my chore is trying to completely re-do all of my planning in one night to get a more manageable schedule by tomorrow.