In the School-room: Chapters in the Philosophy of Education

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Eldredge & brother, 1868 - Teaching - 268 pages

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Page 184 - I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.
Page 258 - For myself, when I feel the hand of power lie heavy on my brow, I care but little to know who oppresses me ; and I am not the more disposed to pass beneath the yoke, because it is held out to me by the arms of a million of men.
Page 268 - Not many years ago, 20.000/. was lost in the prosecution of a scheme for collecting the alcohol that distils from bread in baking: all which would have been saved to the subscribers, had they known that less than a hundredth part by weight of the flour is changed in fermentation. Numerous attempts have been made to construct...
Page 27 - The only advantage claimed for this method is that the individual laggard cannot screen his deficiencies, as he can when reciting in concert. He cannot make believe to know the lesson by lazily joining in with the general current of voice when the answers are given.* His own individual knowledge, or ignorance, stands out. This is clear, and so far it is an advantage. But ascertaining what a pupil knows of a lesson, is only one end, and that by no means the most important end of a recitation. This...
Page 142 - She marked the pupils too high — the worst readers in the class receiving 8 and 9. Teaching average, 85. E. Miss gave the D class a lesson in History. She was well prepared with the history lesson ; but she allowed the pupils too long a time to think and ffuess.
Page 249 - About ONE HALF of our poor can neither read nor write, have never been in any school, and know little, or positively nothing, of the doctrines of the Christian religion, of moral duties, or of any higher pleasures than beer or spirit drinking and the grossest sensual indulgence.
Page 31 - In the human plant, for instance, one class of faculties, after maturing, docs not disappear in order to make place for another class, as the flower disappears before there can be fruit Nor, again, is any class of faculties wanting altogether until the season for their development and maturity. The faculties all exist together, leaf, flower, fruit, and seed, at the same time, but each has its own best time for ripening. While these principles have received the general assent of educators, there has...

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