Right now I am half way through my student teaching year. I really want to be a teacher, and I know eventually I will make a good teacher. However, lately I have been feeling really insecure about my student teaching position. I am kind of shy and I am easily intimidated by women in authority, so being in someone else's classroom has been really difficult for me. My mentor teachers haven't given me a lot of feedback, and even though I have completly read the feild guide, I not always sure what is expected of me. My first mentor teacher was really good about getting me involved in the classroom and trying her hardest to make me feel like a part of everthing. However, I switched mentor teachers five weeks ago, and my new mentor teacher is really hesitant to give up any control in her classroom. She doesn't even want me to grade papers. I try to walk around and help the students, but most of the time I find myself sitting in the back of the classroom with nothing to do accept take notes. I am scared that my mentor teachers get annoyed having me in their classrooms, and I know that talk about me when I am not around. The other day they called me into a meeting with the principle to express their concerns. They were polite, but I wish they would have come to me about these concerns before they called the principle in. I felt intimidated, and I wanted to cry so I couldn't even express my own concerns. I know I'm not perfect, and I really need to work on my classroom management, but I just wish they would help me and give me a chance. On top of all this my supervisor rarely visits my school or meets with me, and I am the only student teacher in my my school. I just feel stranded without any support. I've been coming home and crying almost every night. What do I do?