I am an experienced teacher who works in a great school. Of the 3 student teachers I have had in the past, there have been nothing but hardworking, enthusiastic candidates. Unfortunately, my current protoge is really, IMO, in the wrong field. She is attractive, professionally dressed and nice enough, but sites everything as "...hard, 'cause I have to write a lesson plan!" or laments that she cannot pass her state basic teacher exams (taken multiple times unsuccessfully). When my primary students ask her questions, she often cannot answer them, esp. the gifted ones, and gets flustered. She also does not appear to enjoy what she is doing. To make a long story short, even after long talks and postitive reinforcement, reflection...etc., I am not sure I will be able to give her a good evaluation. How do I go about this without destroying her chances for a career? What if my expectations are just too high?