|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.
‘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!’
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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 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.