Dishonest ‘reasoning’

We’ve all seen written material that gets our backs up, raises our hackles, makes us see red — or whatever we like to call it. We recognize the manipulation behind the words. Here is a short list of  devices typically used in propaganda and in articles designed to swing opinion. I get so mad at […]

FAILURE, THE GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY

Early in my professional training I realised that YOU LEARN MORE FROM FAILURE THAN FROM SUCCESS. And I only learned that by failing. What could I possibly mean? Isn’t Success the be-all-and-end-all? Not always. A failure in an examination or selection process is maybe showing you your limits: indicating the level at which you are […]

The Potential for NASTY

Last week I attended the movie THE EXPERIMENTER out of interest since it featured what appeared to be Sociological content. My background of teacher training many moons ago included learning of some of the experiments which, I was to discover, were covered in the movie. I couldn’t call it ‘entertainment’, and in fact people ahead of me […]