"Teacher in maths lesson: Can you tell me something bigger than a two?
Boy: A giraffe."
A contributor to the TES online staffroom in a discussion about aspects of the job that teacher-training doesn't prepare you for
"Tough on badly-behaved children and the causes of badly-behaved children."
Labour party conference pledge
"If you come into teaching to make a difference with children, don't lose sight of that."
Sara Bubb, NQT expert at London university's Institute of Education
"I'm off to buy a pair of Clark's shoes - my feet have been killing me!"
EM, an NQT writing on the TES online staffroom reporting on progress after three weeks of term