Tes Editorial

Comebacks to backchat

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We love our students. FE teachers don’t tolerate crap wages, national invisibility and government policy as an afterthought because we’re very specific, edu-based sadomasochists. It’s because our singular quest is to support our students towards learning what will ultimately give them a better life. After consulting esteemed colleagues on Twitter and Facebook, I have collected some of the infuriating phrases that students come out with, year-in, year-out. I have also provided the reply that takes place only in my head.

‘This is boring’

I do apologise, Brianna, I know functional skills classes ...

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