It’s been a while since my last blog, but now I’m back.
I’ve just arrived back from the USA where I had a great time learning some martial arts and enjoying the sun. Now I’m back and it is a heatwave here too!
One thing I rally noticed (that I always tend to in the USA) is that people generally seem a lot more positive. Even in giving feedback the experience is completely different. For example, in learning a new technique the feedback often started with words like ‘amazing’ or ‘inedible’. To an English person these powerful words often seem out of place – in fact my first thought was even ‘are you kidding’!
But the positive feedback really pays off and it helps motivate people to really learn from their mistakes rather than feel bad and not want to keep going, which is often what I see in British education.