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October 24, 2017, 06:40:25 PM
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@Thomas at 100mph!
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October 24, 2017, 07:13:52 PM
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Cant watch in as in work. Does he mention Naismith?

No but he mentions Celtic :)
“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” Barack Obama

October 24, 2017, 07:23:48 PM
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I watched it on Facebook when he tagged me in it the other day, now Thomas is very much who he is and he's a boss lad, but you do have to keep a lid on him, we have one the best outtakes of the podcast whilst doing a sound check with him, he loves footy and is very passionate, the Arsenal guy doesn't know him nor does he know Toms aspergers makes him go like the clappers.

I lasted 2 and a half minutes

I watched the entire thing. He had me in stitches. And the Arsenal fan's expressions crack me up. I may not see eye to eye with him, but you cannot deny his passion for everything's he's interested in.
“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” Barack Obama


October 25, 2017, 05:56:46 AM
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Just watched it. If Thomas makes it as a history teacher kids are going to have a field day with him. Get him on a topic he likes talking about and they'll do no work in his lessons

And would likely learn a great deal more as well.

Maybe not what they would need to hear though.
“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” Barack Obama

October 25, 2017, 06:02:36 PM
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It shouldn't hinder him in terms of getting a job. My only concern would be how his Asperger manifests itself and how he controls it as schools are stressful places and education is a minefield. I've got several pupils with Aspergers and ea h one is different in their own way, but I love teaching them. I've made a real break through with one and his ability to understand sarcasm and not taken too many things literally.

I know he wants to come over and teach in the States at some point. Not sure he'd get in with his C connections, but it might be a very good route. The accent and how he is would certainly have the kids more engaged I think. Some will take the piss (I get it every day), but I can see him forming a good connection here.

My nephew has aspergus, he looks like Sheldon Cooper, but taller. He's 13 and 6ft 6", he's going to an engineering school which suits his interests and capabilities perfectly. I love how he's a walking encyclopedia. My step son is ADHD, totally hates school, should do a ton better, but once he's out of its confines, he'll probably do very well if he channels himself properly.
“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” Barack Obama