Bob Bates is a teacher educator and writer. He has a MSc. & MA(Ed) and a PhD and has taught trainee teachers at the very basic level through to post-graduate and PhD level. He has had three books published: The Little Book of BIG Management Theories, The Little Book of BIG Coaching Models (both published by Pearson) and Learning Theories Simplified (published by SAGE Publications). His first book was the CMI Practical Management of the Year book for 2014 and has been translated into eight languages. He has just completed his fourth book Special People with Needs and is currently working on a book on management apprenticeships. Bob also works voluntarily for a charity that promotes health and education in a village in The Gambia, West Africa. Bob can be contacted by email on [email protected] or via his website bobbates.co.uk (here you get an option to pick Research or Bad Bob Bates – please choose the former).