The emotions of a primary school teacher – as told by contestants from 'Love Island’

1. The excitement of a new stationery delivery   

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2. When a student asks to ‘borrow’ stationery that you know you will never get back

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3. The frustration when a colleague is trying to talk to you during break time but all you care about is eating

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4. The sheer joy that comes with finding leftover cake in the staff room

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5. Thoughts of revenge when you find out who stole your stapler

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6. The sense of pride both you and your TA feel when another teacher copies your classroom display

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7. Finding out you and your TA will be working together again next year

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8. The awkwardness when someone tells you the photocopier is jammed and it was your fault

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9. The resistance to hold back your ‘teacher voice’ in public situations

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10. The sense of shame when a student points out a spelling mistake on the board

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11. Making students look at each other like this when you catch them doing something naughty

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12. Feeling exhausted but remembering the end of term is fast approaching 

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