Some food for thought

22 July 2012

Conflict surprise


Elizabeth, aged 12, took a different approach from the rest of the class when asked to write an essay on ‘conflict’.
Conflict surprise (a recipe for war)


Ingredients:


5 kg of greed
2 kg of envy

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I have never been a fan of mind altering drugs and my first thoughts were, on hearing of the recent shooting in America, not only for the victims ( both directly and indirectly ) but,  whether there was a possibility that the crime was drug related. When I say drug related, I mean drugs administered in the legal sense as well as illegal.

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I’ve introduced this new category  for all that stuff to do with your driving test.

 

Soon to follow:

About how and when to book  your tests – there are 4 you need to pass in order to get you on the road with a full license: continue reading »

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Parallel Parking

15 July 2012

Note – this works well in my car for 95% of pupils. You will probably have to alter reference points and eventually, I expect pupils to do this without them, but it is a good system for promoting understanding of how the car responds.

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Note – this works well in my car for 95% of pupils. You will probably have to alter reference points and eventually, I expect pupils to do this without them, but it is a good system for promoting understanding of how the car responds.

 

The Basics

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Sharp Corners – The Basics

 

Note – this works well in my car for 95% of pupils. You will probably have to alter reference points and eventually, I expect pupils to do this without them, but it is a good system for promoting understanding of how the car responds.
1.  Pull up using MSM (Mirrors Signal Manoeuvre), ½ a door’s width from the kerb, 2 car lengths’ beyond the junction
2.  Find the Biting Point continue reading »

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Move off Downhill

15 July 2012

The Basics

1. Press the brake and clutch

2. Select 2nd gear ( 1st if a gentle slope ).

3. Check mirrors

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Move Off Uphill

15 July 2012

The Basics

1. Press clutch

2. Select 1st gear

3. Set gas ( a little more than usual depending on how steep the hill is )

4. Raise the clutch ( watch the dash board lift a little ) continue reading »

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The Basics:

1.Clutch down

2. Select 1st gear

3. Set the gas

4. Raise the clutch to the biting point ( listen of feel ) continue reading »

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It can improve your perception of what is happening on the road.
Better perception increases awareness and improves your judgement of speeds, distances and timings.
Improved judgements reduce accident risk and so improve road safety.
Expert police drivers have been using the commentary drive for many years to improve and maintain anticipation and awareness. They use it for training and retraining so their driving skills remain finely tuned for the job they are required to do. continue reading »
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