Overheard in the staffroom

3rd February 2006 at 00:00
The TES online forums are a hotbed of debate. Here is just a taste of what users are saying this week. Join the discussion at: www.tes.co.ukstaffroom If you had your time again, would you become a teacher?

Wassernixe: No, I'd have become a pilot.

Lilyofthefield: It was handy when the kids were young, in my case a period of 10 years for them all to leave primary school. Yes, I probably would.

Robsteadman: Why not, it's a job, good pay, good hols? But I would only ever be part-time.

NannyOgg: Yes, but I would be more choosy about where I worked.

Mad_hatter: Yes, but not in Britain. Teaching overseas has been incredibly rewarding.

ruthiejay: Started 1972, loved it for first few years, had a career break in the 80s to raise three children. Then returned and hate it, hate it, hate it now.

Best advice you've ever been given

Packerguy: Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

Mattiek: Speak softly and carry a big stick.

Red10: Don't put light bulbs in your back pocketIand don't stand up in a canoe.

Year1_teacher: Don't staple flat against the wall, hold the stapler at an angle.

Keyboard tapper: Don't eat anything bigger than your head.

Rise in GTC subs

Middlemarch: Don't forget they have to spend a fair bit on sending us all that crap in the post, including the GTC membership card that you need forIuh, dunno.

Witchfinder Specific: No professional has admiration or love for any regulatory professional bodies. Ask a CORGI-registered gas fitter.

Blazer: How can an organisation whose membership is so against it actually continue to exist?

USING compasses

EmmaLVB: How do you describe to a Year 9 class the health and safety risks involved in using compasses?

Madcat:Adapt the rule for pen and pencil use: "Pointy end down."

These comments are the personal opinions of individual contributors

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