I was thrilled the other day, to watch an ostentatious award giving ceremony for teachers. "Finally!" I exclaimed to myself. I sat up straight and started watching (as opposed to flicking channels in a desultory fashion). Just like we celebrate actors and musicians, isn't is time we added some glamour to the teaching profession??!
I scanned the crowd to see if I could spot Sir Ken Robinson, Kathy Short, or Sugata Mitra.
Nope. Apparently it was an award ceremony for 'other' people. I didn't really care who. It was funded by...
For those who drink whiskey, I am sure you would have known from the start.
So much for wishful thinking. Foolish me.