Hi all, I don't have a clue if this is the right place to post this but I need your advice and it's not serious enough to qualify as a 'Workplace Dilemma'! I'm a trainee primary teacher in my first year and love being in the classroom and I love the interaction with the kids. At the moment I'm placed in a Year 1 class with some real 'characters' and the things that they say are classic. The only thing is, I find it really hard to keep a straight face with them. The other day one went up to show and tell and extolled a paperclip they had just found on the floor. Obviously the kids were in hysterics. While the teacher was able to maintain order, I really struggled to contain my laughter. Have you got any tips on stopping yourself from laughing, especially when a child wants to be taken seriously?!