You would be absolutely horrified to see the tuck shop at the school I am working at. Lollies, slush puppies, etc. etc. etc. It is a tough school with lots of behavioural problems. I am reassessing what I am doing. I am not questioning teaching and learning but am thinking about what sort of setting I want to do it in. I have real compassion for those with learning difficulties and much prefer working with those who need remediation work. Perhaps because I was a 'slow learner' I understand where these kids are coming from.

I value my time too much to waste it on people who aren't receptive. I do not want to spend my whole day managing behaviours that are influenced by many other factors beyond my control. Does this seem selfish?