The advice often given to those finding difficulty with behaviour management is never to take it personally, or think "It must just be me." Imagine then, one class of children being told off by Penelope Keith and another by Richard Briers. Suppose Keith and Briers use identical behaviour management approaches, the same look in their eyes, the same language, the same tone of voice. Would there be a difference? Would one class sit bolt upright and the other be less bothered? In which class would you rather be? Would Briers find that his inherent warmth and "niceness" meant that despite following school policy, taking note of advice given and learning from the approaches of other teachers, the children just didn't take him seriously? Would he be baffled about how to solve the problem without fundamentally changing his personality, something which he didn't feel able or willing to do? I am Richard Briers and after two years two years of earning money as a teacher, I think it might be time to get a couple of pigs and dig up my lawn.