‘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!’
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!