Going back to #8 on page 1 - This sounds exactly like many of my own experiences - so thank God it's not just me! And while I'm saying that with a healthy dose of cynicism, there's also that constant nagging at the back of the mind that really wonders if it IS my fault after all. And just wait until the kids get wind of the fact that they can accuse a teacher of giving them "boring" lessons and really cause us some grief. I am sick of being asked, practically every lesson - "are we doin' summink fun terday, miss?" Because let's face it, your average year 9's idea of fun is getting to do exactly what they like - sit huddled around mobiles and iPods (girls) and run around the room beating the **** out of their mates (boys) - so no, no fun at all.