I had to write this down before it blurs.
I’ve accepted that it’s a slog this time of year. Students don’t want be here. After exams and now more of the regular routine they get this attitude like they’ve been ridden too hard.

I say things and they repeat them back to me. They end of a script was something like, ‘I like trips. I went to jejudo last week’.
Then I asked them, ‘So, who here has been to jejudo?’ — and most of them automatically repeated this to me in a really slack half-hearted way.
Making a switchy gesture with a finger to the temple area, I said, ‘No. I’m asking you to switch on your brains!’ and I kid you not some of them actually said