I'm at a really nice supportive school. My line manager is outstanding my colleagues are top notch. The staff room the last 2 weeks has started to get some of the banter back to. Seriously no lie this is what my place is like. I have just sat here marking tests and got to the point after doing the whole classes, only 1 student it would appear has read the questions. 1. What happens to the temperature of a can of lemonade when it is taken out of the fridge? Most answers: It got colder. They read half the question and answered seems a common trait. Now I know this is my fault, I am ultimately responsible, its a struggle to get anything done with them, reading today. Did you read the page first Student: Yes Me: whats the title on the page Student: didn't read it I feel a total failiure that these students are regressing and now just wanted to write it somewhere. We need an anonymous confession area. I just want to leave, for months I have felt like I'm failing, the marking may be happening some planning is to but I'm just not doing it right. I don't want to be the person still going on at 11pm if that's what I need to do everynight then this is a profession I don't wish to be in. However I think most of it is my fault, I'm not planning sufficiently engaging and different activities. Mainly because I don't want to spend 40 minutes cutting out a 5 minute card sort. I'm avoiding the books and trying to do most through modelling and demo work. It isn't working. I just feel a useless failure. I have finally said it.