The Naked Vocational Trainer

The Naked Vocational Trainer


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My Uncle Stan!

My Uncle Stan wrote a very readable and interesting account of his growing up in East London during the 1930s.  To find out more go to Websites  and scroll to Legacy Stories. 


We don’t need no education!

‘If you can read this, thank a teacher.’

So the slogan goes but I’m not so sure whom I should be thanking. To find our more go to   Articles and scroll down to ‘We don’t need no education!’

A Word of Caution

I’ve often wondered why the American police caution includes the following words:

“You have the right to remain silent.  Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.”

What! Can and will be used against me?  Suppose I say I’m innocent, how could that be used against me?

Click on  Random Thoughts  and scroll to ‘A Word of Caution’ for an interesting insight into the American justice system.

What makes an expert?

It seems that experts have had a bad press for quite a while.  Scroll down from Wise Words   and see what was being said at the end of the nineteenth century!

A wickedly hilarious send up of Donald Trump

Here’s a very nice change from the usual doom and gloom – a friendly plea from the Netherlands to Donald Trump.

Insightful, non-offensive and very funny, treat yourself to a belly-laugh and scroll down from

the Websites to President Trump.

Let’s All Go Shopping!

Gender stereotyping is still very common in the media.

Men are supposed to love sport and women are supposed to love shopping, so I’ve imagined what would happen to a fish out of his comfort zone.  Scroll down from Articles for a bit of fun!


I wonder how. . . ?

Following my recent posts (which address some serious issues) if you fancy something light-hearted, go to Handy Tips where I’ve added some additional interesting bits of information.

Inspirational Training

Most of us acknowledge inspirational teaching and films such as The Prime of Miss Brodie and Educating Rita brilliantly explore this idea.  Inspirational training also exists and yet receives little acknowledgement.  The Nuts and Bolts of Vocational Training and Assessment is dedicated to the vocational trainers who’ve inspired me so, Anne, Bill and Peter –  maybe  one day there’ll be a film made about what you do to inspire your learners!


The Television News

The discussion surrounding the coverage of news in the press and television continues.  The issues of how the news agencies play their role in our democratic processes, is beyond scope and I leave it to others to decide.

In scope, is the nuts and bolts approach to presentations the  Code of Practice for Television News  where you can how things are developing.

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