Teacher burnout is caused by a myriad of factors, but first and foremost is the lack of administrator and mentor support. New teachers can get burnt out before they've even had a chance to succeed. They must survive the year with a diverse classroom with students ranging from remedial to gifted. Students with severe behavior issues such as outbursts or violent tantrums that disrupt whole class learning. They are constantly being evaluated and critiqued. They struggle to meet the needs of all of their students, all of the time because they don't have enough experience and there is no support to help them build their skill set. The lack of encouragement and relevant professional development can break any human down. Teachers need to feel supported and appreciated. Administrators and mentors can support new teachers by offering tips or opportunities to participate in relevant professional development. Administrators can help develop a behavior plan for students with behavioral and special needs so that the right specialists can be involved in helping the student and the classroom teacher. Setting the new teacher up with a veteran mentor can get the new teacher started on the right foot and supported throughout the year.