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.

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'I would certainly strongly recommend that he does not return to his former type of work and the pressures that this involves.'

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.

Respecting Positive Feedback

Those who give positive feedback are focusing on the receiver, it is altogether a more altruistic behaviour.  They are like the people who show up on the streets to cheer at running events, standing for hours to clap people on and shout encouragement, with nothing more to gain than the enjoyment of seeing others succeed.  I think we need to show positive feedback, or more correctly the people who take the time to give it, the respect they deserve.