The Work of a Village Education Association

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Conference of education associations, 1902 - Education - 54 pages
 

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Page 4 - But there are a few characters which have stood the closest scrutiny and the severest tests, which have been tried in the furnace and have proved pure, which have been weighed in the balance and have not been found wanting, which have been declared sterling by the general consent of mankind, and which are visibly stamped with the image and superscription of the Most High.
Page 51 - ... days they worked in the garden, about an hour each afternoon. They became very observant of weather conditions. The different kinds of seeds were planted in their seasons, some, like lettuce and sweet corn, being planted at different times. Records were kept, in books provided for the purpose, of the time of planting, the time of coming up, and the various changes in the growing plants. Plants were compared as to their relative rate and manner of growth, and the ideas gained from these plants...
Page 51 - GRADES. relative rate and manner of growth, and the ideas gained from these plants were used as a basis for reading of the growth of similar plants in other parts of the world. The first radishes were sold to the dormitory, and for these the class received its first check. This, with other checks and cash received from the sale of garden produce during the summer and fall, amounting to over thirty dollars, was deposited in the Hyannis National Bank. The whole class went to the bank and learned exactly...
Page 52 - ... gained some valuable hints on entertaining. Before they could make their hammocks, each was obliged to whittle out his own block and needle. This required considerable care and perseverance, but the hammock-making lured them on and they persisted. Their interest has steadily increased as they have grown in the sense of their own power to do something that has a commercial value. This garden work, and that with which it had been correlated, had proved so interesting and so valuable that we seemed...
Page 35 - ... elective course. To teach them to choose wisely those silent masters who are to mold their lives, is one of the best services to be rendered them. For lack of such training, they patronize the host of demoralizing teachers who await them on the news-stands, and who teach them from sensational tales and tainted novels. In nothing is a guiding hand more needed than in the friendship of books. All would never follow such guidance, and none might follow it wholly; but many could be influenced by...
Page 35 - ... week to such court and congress and society sessions, the results might be very valuable in the characters of the children. A library of well-selected literature in each school could be made a powerful adjunct in the culture of character. Books and papers are, after all, the chief educators. And here the children pursue an elective course. To teach them to choose wisely those silent masters who are to mold their lives, is one of the best services to be rendered them. For lack of such training,...
Page 35 - ... culture of character. Books and papers are, after all, the chief educators. And here the children pursue an elective course. To teach them to choose wisely those silent masters who are to mold their lives, is one of the best services to be rendered them. For lack of such training, they patronize the host of demoralizing teachers who await them on the news-stands, and who teach them from sensational tales and tainted novels. In nothing is a guiding hand more needed than in the friendship of books....
Page 51 - ... very observant of weather conditions. The different kinds of seeds were planted in their seasons, some, like lettuce and sweet corn, being planted at different times. Records were kept in books provided for the purpose, of the time of planting, the time of coming up, and the various changes in the growing plants. Plants were compared as to their relative rate and manner of growth, and the ideas gained from these plants were used as a basis for reading of the growth of similar plants in other...
Page 8 - ... how to cast the mote out of the eye of your brother superintendent, schoolcommittee-man, and teacher.

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