I apologise in advance for moaning. I'm on my final teaching placement and I work so so hard to take comments from the teacher on board and plan really good lessons. I spend my evenings working, I really try to make lessons productive and fun and the class seem to enjoy my lessons. Today, I had my only observed lesson from my coordinator and it was a disaster. I spent so long planning it today, the kids just appeared confused and were reluctant to answer my questions when normally they are very keen, we get a lot done and I am normally fine at keeping to time. I won't say exactly what it was about but it was a ratio lesson. I thought they would have done ratio before (yr 5 group) but just in case, I planned really simple questions. I explained it on the board and modelled but it took them a while to grasp it (middle set). I kept to ten minutes for the input but the main was too long because they were struggling to scale quantities up or down on their worksheet and I thought if they are struggling to do this then they're really going to struggle with their independent task. For the independent task we made something messy, involving measuring skills. I want to be a bit vague in case people from school go on here, even though it's probably obvious to them what I'm talking about. Due to kids' lack of understanding and they normally work well in my class, I was really criticised for my lesson and told I was disorganised as well as a lot of other things. I regret taking a risk and trying to do something practical. I regret doing ratios and wasn't aware that they hadn't done them already (I was going to ask the teacher but they were off ill). I should've just used worksheets and it would've been easier to include a proper plenary. I walked home in tears and it's really made me feel worthless. I know as a teacher, you've got to be able to take and act on criticism but it was coming from both my coordinator and my class teacher and I feel really fed up. I feel like whatever I do, something goes wrong. People on here may tell me to grow up or stop overreacting but it bothers me that my lesson didn't go well. It really does and I feel incompetent. How do I know if teaching is for me? I have enjoyed this placement but lately, I've been putting myself under so much pressure and working harder and harder to try to improve as much as possible, that I'm not enjoying it as much. I'm just sick of being criticised to be honest and people seem to tell me one thing to my face at school and then say another behind my back. My class teacher also thinks I'm disorganised. I can't understand it though. I come to school on time and with everything prepared. Any advice please? I'm only observed once a year by my coordinator and I got nice comments in my first year of university but for the last two years, she's been very critical.