“IT COULD be anything … their dog died. There could be relationship problems … someone didn’t return a text message … life, what we all cry about.”

“She was being raped … by her father … and it just broke my heart.”

“You have so many individuals in front of you … some of them might not have had breakfast and its period three. Some might have things going on at home. Because you’re not the only variable, you can’t control everything.”

These are all quotes from some of the teachers who feature in The Staffroom, a three-part series I recently made with ABC Compass.

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