Tonight is the opening game of the (Soccer) World Cup. Steve was therefore unable to commit and prioritise appropriately! (The Tour de France would have been understandable)! At short notice, friend of Inside Learning, Gillian Campbell-Thow stepped in to fill Steve’s size 13’s. Thank you for that Gillian.
The “Billster” (@literacy adviser) is jetsetting in Canada and was therefore not available either. One suspects he may have holed up in front of a television screen somewhere too. We almost had languages guru Joe Dale onboard, however, his jet-set lifestyle left him so eye-droopingly knackered that he has had to agree to reschedule:-)
Gillian however won the Teacher of the Year award in Scotland only this week, so a huge Inside Learning congratulations to her!
Tonight’s stories included a bit of exciting news about a public-private vocational college/school venture. Both Gillian and Matthew were fairly excited by this approach and were guardedly optimistic about its potential. Not enough language teaching however says Mrs Campbell-Thow as an understandable knee-jerk. Matthew even revealed that he would be attracted to working there!