Back in My Day…

'I will never ask you to do anything that I wouldn’t do myself.' - Louis Bloom

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The Fight Against Tick Boxing

How can we fight back against the tick boxing? Here are six, simple ways that I think we, as trainers in particular, can make a significant difference to the quality of assessments.

My Name is…

We encourage our juniors to call us by our first names, firmly believing that in doing so we are removing any barriers that may stop them asking us for help. Could our perceived flattening of the hierarchy actually be creating new barriers?

Conjugating Irregular Verbs

These are examples of a bias called Emotive Conjugation, which is the tendency for us to judge our own traits, attitudes and actions more charitably than those of others. We play down our own failings and foibles, coming up with excuses and explanations for them, whilst treating those of others more harshly and as personal flaws in their character.