With the joy of hindsight from his years at the chalkface and as a school leader, how would Fergal Roche start again as a teacher if he could use the knowledge he has today? Now look, I reckon I was a pretty good teacher. But I was often stressed, usually tired, and always felt I wasn’t working hard enough. Had I known back then what I know now, I would have been an amazing teacher. If only... I spent much of this summer trying to remember the teachers and lecturers who were effective in my learning.