I am currently in my second (and last) placement school and my mentor is worlds apart from the first one! I keep telling myself to grin and bear it as, if nothing else, it is good practice for me to try and work with someone who seriously rubs me up the wrong way! The person in question constantly tells me ? that throughout my future teaching career I can expect little time or money (I understand it is a time consuming profession but to be told every day is a little too much!) ? that she feels there is no place for ICT in lessons as the pupils are already swapped by it in other subject areas (I teach D&T!, surely a subject that needs to move with the times but I won't start ranting about that here & now!) ? she is constantly telling me how busy she is and doesn't have time for me (then goes on to tell me 'you won't have any time as a teacher' as before) and ? the feedback that she gives me isn't worth the paper it's written on...it enables me to change parts of lessons in the future but she just wants me to imitate her teaching style and I think that is why we clash, I am not like her. She knows her stuff but describes herself as 'old school', however, her constant negativity about the future of teaching is driving me mad (she thinks all teachers will be replaced by power points and staff who present them to pupils within the next few years...go figure!) Other members of the school staff have told me to take how she is with a pinch of salt but it puts me in a predicament when they say things about her to me as I cannot respond in the same way! I have brought these points up with my Uni tutor and another member of staff but my mentor sits and nods and doesn?t act upon any of my requests. Do any of you have any 'nightmare' mentors or similar issues?