Student Misbehavior - being a second year teacher, I have struggled mightily with classroom management. A major issue has been lack of administrative support. I’m told that I lack the authority to be in control of my classroom, but when I do enforce discipline and hold students accountable; yet, administrators support the misbehavior from the students by telling them they “don’t have to like school” or “have to like the lesson being taught.” Well.....life is full of things we don’t like doing or that we don’t want to do - so why would administrators support students acting up and misbehaving in class? It’s illogical for the expectations that they have for teachers.
Curriculum...my school hasn’t had curriculum in my discipline since 2006. We’ll let that speak for itself.
Collaboration is key, and unfortunately, in my experience it has been very isolating. I’m considered a “them” and not an “us.” It’s a shame because veteran teachers should provide a shoulder to lean on. Then complicate this matter even worse with the fact that I’m the only teacher in my discipline (Business Education). Education isn’t the supportive environment that I thought it would be.