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The gimmicks of teacher training 10 years ago

Cast your mind back 10 years: Blair was out and Brown was in at No 10, Pluto had just been stripped of its “planet” title (in science, if not in our hearts), and Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat was. A. Big. Deal. Ah, simpler times. 

It was then that head of English Rebecca Foster was training to be a teacher. This week, she took to to share the, uhm, let’s say, more memorable aspects of training in 2006-07:

Lesson hooks

Engaging kids is easy: studying a detective novel? Mock up a crime scene. Reading the final lines of Romeo and Juliet? Whip out some candles and dim the lights. Recalling ...

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