I'm a Canadian teacher, just graduated in June and I started up a teaching position in England in September for year 3. Coming over I knew things were going to be different and from what I read online I knew it was going to be difficult, but I was sure I could do it. I had so much passion and determination to do a good job. I'm a little under 3 months into the job and all of the passion is gone, not an ounce is left. I feel so beyond stressed, maybe even depressed but I'm not sure. I don't even know how to explain how I feel. It's like I'm dead inside, I can't remember the last time I felt truly happy. It's gotten to the point where I've stopped eating; I skip breakfast and lunch because I have no appetite (to the point where of I try to force myself to eat I feel like I'm going to puke), and then I eat a very small dinner because once school is over I feel a little hungry, but not much. Getting up every morning is a chore, and forcing myself to smile in front of my class and colleagues is even harder. Although I have many things contributing to my stress, I think the main factor is the school system and the observations. The head teacher comes in once a week to watch a lesson. When she first told me this was going to happen I was glad I could get constant feedback, but it's turned into one big weekly ball of stress. The head teacher gets really mad at the smallest of things. During her feedback she'll make comments that imply she doesn't think I'm cut out to be a teacher, things like "we might need to take a serious look at you being a teacher for the benefit and success of the children." And this will be after lessons that I thought went pretty well. Part of me thinks I should just quit and return back to Canada when my housing contract is up during the February break, but at the same time I don't want to let my students down because I really do care for them. I just don't know what to do anymore, I cry a lot and I always have headaches. I don't know how I'm supposed to survive the year if I'm like this 3 months in. Please, do you have any advice for me?