Thursday, 15 June 2017

Teaching a Teacher

Andy my Student today is a Head Teacher and sometimes Teachers can be difficult to teach but Andy was dead easy and good company with a great sense of humour.
Andy has restored several houses and a narrow boat so is quite useful at DIY so wood turning came quite easy to him.
As Andy is a Teacher I asked him to give me some feedback on our day together and basically if he can point out any  improvements to the way I teach it would be very helpful.
Feedback is something I always encourage as I am always open to improvement.
I look forward to Andy's feedback
Very well done Andy that is a lovely Beech bowl


  1. I attended a one-day woodturning course with George today. Although I have some ability with DIY I should admit that woodturning is a very different skill. George’s explanation of the direction of grains was important for me to understand the skill of the turner and the wood selection. It helped, too, to realise which direction we turned from. We discussed the tools, sharpening and type of lathe suitable for a beginner.
    George was a patient instructor and, as we agreed, teaching a headteacher is not always an easy thing to do! We got on really well and shared many views, stories and laughs. The day was hugely rewarding and something I have wanted to do for a long time. The session was well-paced and the end result very gratifying. George gauges his sessions to the ability of his student and the length of day, instruction and atmosphere were all first class. As with all good teachers, George left me proud of my achievements and wanting more! A ten out of ten! Thanks, George, a great day.
    Andy Giles, 15th June 2017

  2. Hi Andy.

    Thank you for the feedback it is very much appreciated and I am glad you enjoyed your day here as I did.

    I hope to see you again some time in the future.

    Regards George