Human Behavior: A First Book in Psychology for Teachers

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Macmillan, 1913 - Educational psychology - 336 pages
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Page 340 - The book aims to prevent a waste of energy on the part of the young teacher by setting forth a systematic and comprehensive view of the task that is to be accomplished by the school, with the working principles for the attainment of the end.
Page 340 - It aims to discover how the unit-group of the school system — the " class " — can be most effectively handled. The topics commonly included in treatises upon school management receive adequate attention; the first day of school; the mechanizing of routine; the daily programme; discipline and punishment ; absence and tardiness, etc. The Educative Process...
Page v - In the preface to it they said : "the authors believe that this 'functional' point of view in psychology offers a helpful perspective upon the problems of classroom teaching, explaining many of the phenomena with which every teacher must deal. . . .
Page 316 - ... which is M. Comte's definition of ' the most simple phenomena.' Does it not indeed follow from the familiarly admitted fact, that mental advance is from the concrete to the abstract, from the particular to the general...
Page 158 - ... conditions do not always govern the situation. If the cheat happens to have the qualities of leadership, he will infect with his virus a goodly following among his companions ; and the evil, which is bad enough when individually expressed, runs riot through the entire social group. It has been found that unsupervised playgrounds in our large cities are veritable hotbeds of vice, and the same may be true of unsupervised recesses and noon intermissions in the school. Where large numbers of children...
Page 339 - BROWN, JOHN FRANKLIN. The American High School. By John Franklin Brown, Ph.D., formerly Professor in Education and Inspector of High Schools for the State University of Iowa. Cloth.
Page v - It is hoped that the book may prove useful to the large numbers of young men and young women who each year enter the service of the public schools. It has, indeed, been written with a distinct recognition of the immaturity and inexperience which these beginning teachers represent. Every effort has been made (i) to select the topics that are most closely related to the work of teaching ; (2) to treat these topics concretely, enforcing each principle with a wealth of illustration drawn partly from...
Page 340 - The Educative Process " and " Classroom Management " by Director WC Bagley of the University of Illinois will welcome the author's new book on "Craftsmanship in Teaching." The book is made up of a series of addresses given before educational gatherings, the subject of the first one giving the book its name. In these addresses the personality of the author is more in evidence than is possible in his more systematic work, but the same sane, scientific point of view is apparent throughout. Classroom...
Page 96 - Emotion may then be looked upon from the physical standpoint as a means for blocking old paths of discharge in the nervous system, and opening up new paths which may to advantage be utilized in the future ; while on the mental side it may be considered of service in casting out old, stale, and relatively harmful sets of ideas that have centered around certain forms of behavior, thus affording the opportunity for a fresh start and for the establishment of another set of ideas.
Page 31 - My companion, springing to my assistance, intentionally imitated my actions. (c) Through Forming " Free Ideas " — The highest form of learning is found in consciously bringing the past experience to bear on the present. The individual learns how to conduct himself in a given situation. Later a new situation is presented that has elements similar to the previous situation, and knowingly he uses the experience gained in the former situation to aid him in solving the new. He has taken certain " ideas...

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