' as he sees students who have less behaviour management skills than NQTs he won't believe it. This irritates people, hence the anger.... Is that it?' Some of it. But he also denigrates the experience of others, uses ad hominem language and at the same time reserves the right to deplore this in others. And he DOESN'T LIKE TO BE CHALLENGED... turns nasty when anyone sticks to their guns. I had tutors like that at college too, and I've seen the same approach in Training Colleges all over the world. Truth is, many people 'teaching others to teach' can't / won't admit that THERE ARE NO EDUCATIONAL ANSWERS to the kind of behaviour issues that are widespread in schools today.. that such issues are far wider than teachers can deal with, and especially, that they themselves couldn't handle such extreme situations. So they retreat into denial... denying the validity of other people's experience. THIS angers people; it always has. I would have thought that that kind of mentality was no longer rife in training institutions, but apparently it is. Scary.