I'm an NQT starting my second term and I feel pretty dreadful. I feel like a terrible teacher, i feel like the kids are going to do terribly for having me and the finger will point. I feel like i'm doing everything wrong, teaching them the wrong stuff and like every lesson is bordering unsatisfactory. I'm all too good at comparing myself to others who spend their entire weekends and most evening working solidly, but i just can't do that. I work about 8.15 - 6 most days and then some evenings as well, must i devote my whole weekends as well? I got married in the summer - i think if i worked as much as i feel pressured to then i'll be divorced by next summer. If i'm not prepared to work unreasonable hours, putting my health and well-being at risk, does that make me a bad teacher? I'm not sure i can commit to that kind of deal. I've been feeling pretty low and upset about it this week, and not really sure who to talk to. Can anyone sympathise?