- In the early Eighties I was schooled for over a year and a half in New Jersey, United States. I was kept behind a year, I have never forgiven one teacher for correcting my spelling of colour.
- On my last primary school report the teacher (who shall remain nameless) wrote that I would find it hard to succeed because ‘I have the World upon my shoulders.’ Mmm… geographer teacher now.
- I love reading, I average one book a week (I love history- every geographer should),
- Mostly because I’m an insomniac.
- I don’t consider myself to be a good teacher, I’m very average. None of the teachers I’ve admired/admire have ever called themselves good teachers. So when I hear people talking about how brilliant their lessons are, or how excellent their ideas are, I tend to switch-off. Don’t get me wrong, I love sharing, ,learning from sharing and listening to others, but too often it can be subverted into a form of self-promotion.
- Geography was my favourite subject, but English was my best.
- I suffer from an essential tremor, or is that tremors. Many sufferers are accused of being alcoholics! I have only met two other sufferers, both students. Handwriting, presenting with unfamiliar technology and drinking tea are particular issues for me. In fact, holding everything.
I’ve like to know seven things about Catholicgauze, who I think writes one of the best geography blogs on the net.