<font face="Calibri">Was having a brilliant time at my second placement until we came back from half term. The school is brilliant but I’m starting to feel unwanted here. There are a few teachers here in my department and I take classes from each of them. It is very difficult as they all have their own ideas about what I should be doing in my classes and what is good practice in the eyes of one teacher is bad practice in the eyes of another.</font><font face="Calibri">My mentor is very busy and doesn’t have a lot of time for me. I don’t feel as though he respects me at all. I think that because I am young (22) and female he looks down on me. </font><font face="Calibri">I love teaching when I don’t have someone sitting in the room staring at me the whole time and so I know that I’ll be fine once my PGCE is over – but everyday I’m counting down the days until I finish. That shouldn’t be right?!</font><font face="Calibri">I’ve tried to talk to my university mentor but again, he is very busy and doesn’t respond to my e-mails. Since I am a Secondary PGCE student, I am in placement now, without going back to university until the end of May. </font>Is there any way of coping with stresses like these??