I'm talking about behaviour. I know the teacher workload is insane and ridiculous, and most of it a stupid waste of time, but I'm not talking about this for the moment. I am talking about behaviour. What is the point? What is the point of anything we do, any resources we have, any preparation, planning, marking, any support staff, or anything, if the little *****s willfully refuse to learn. it doesn't matter if its chalk and talk, or some silly current educational fad, or anything else. This is what drives me to despair. Everything laid on on a silver plate, and the students simply **** all over it ( then the teachers get blamed for poor results, but that is a different story) I know I have posted about this before, and people tell me it is not universal, but honestly it is so many of the classes I see every day, children would rather have food fights in the class room or play on their phones throughout the whole lesson, and pretend they cannot see or hear the teacher. What I would really like is to see each and every individual held fully accountable for the cost of wasted education. What actually happens is hand flapping and paperwork, ( if staff have the energy) and no difference to the behaviour at all. Surely it must be blatantly obviously to who ever has the power to judge and control these things ( sec of state for education? I don't even know) Children should not be allowed to get away with this, they should be made to work. THEN they would learn, and THEN standards would go up.