I am struck by the fact that there seem to be so many threads asking for help with lessons and activities . I regularly see student teachers who spend ages sitting in front of a computer searching for ready made lessons, whilst a fair few colleagues simply lift their lessons from a few well chosen sites. I know I do now use the internet to look for information and ideas.. BUT... I also spend a lot of time thinking, refining, adapting MY OWN IDEAS. I am beginning to think this is a dying art. I taught before the internet and it was surprisingly easy. Are we teaching new teachers the right skills?