I work for a private school where the director of studies(also the owner) does absolutely nothing to help us poor teachers. We are expected to learn by telepathy. I have never worked for another school but I have WORKED before and it's not difficult to notice lack of any kind of training etc. I have started to take matters into my own hands, to the delight of the head teacher(I'm a little better trained in this aspect of management than him), but I have nowhere to turn for help, guidance etc. How do I know I'm even teaching well? Us teachers have started to help each other because it's the only way, and the internet has become my mentor, but I'm fast approaching a major burn out and I feel resentful because it's spoiling my enjoyment and professional development. Unfortunately, there's not much more on offer where I live so, Auntie Lucy, please give me some advice as to how to cope! There's no point bringing the matter up with the head because I know him and he couldn't cope with the responsibility, organization etc, and I don't think asking for more money would go down too well! But I can't just do it for me. I'm not like that. I want to work in a team!
From a frustrated English teacher. :(