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Talks to Teachers on Psychology and to Students on Some of Life's Ideals
Limited preview - 2001
abstract acquired action apperceiving apperception asso association association of ideas become behavior blindness brain Chautauqua child child-study conceptions concrete conduct connection coruscate effort emotional example excited experience eyes fact faculty feel fields of consciousness function habits hour human ideal imitation immediately impression impulse inhibition inner insight instinct keep kind labor laws learned lives Lloyd Morgan margin matter mean memory mental methods mind MIND-WANDERING moral motor effects nature ness never object one's organism ourselves passion pedagogics Phillips Brooks possible practical psychology pupil rational function reaction remember RICHARD JEFFERIES rience schoolroom sensations sense significance sorb sort stream of consciousness sure talk teacher teaching tendencies things thought tical tion Tolstoi truth uncon verbal voluntary attention WALT WHITMAN whole wish words
Page 153 - For should he find us in the glen, My blood would stain the heather. "His horsemen hard behind us ride; Should they our steps discover, Then who will cheer my bonny bride, When they have slain her lover?
Page 245 - I had beheld — in front, The sea lay laughing at a distance; near, The solid mountains shone, bright as the clouds, Grain-tinctured, drenched in empyrean light; And in the meadows and the lower grounds Was all the sweetness of a common dawn — Dews, vapours, and the melody of birds, And labourers going forth to till the fields.
Page 67 - The great thing, then, in all education, is to make our nervous system our ally instead of our enemy. It is to fund and capitalize our acquisitions, and live at ease upon the interest of the fund. For this we must make automatic and habitual, as early as possible, as many useful actions as we can, and guard against the growing into ways that are likely to be disadvantageous to us, as we should guard against the plague.
Page 250 - The large and small steamers in motion, the pilots in their pilot-houses, The white wake left by the passage, the quick tremulous whirl of the wheels, The flags of all nations, the falling of them at sunset, The scallop-edged waves in the twilight, the ladled cups, the frolicsome crests and glistening...
Page 249 - Just as you feel when you look on the river and sky, so I felt, Just as any of you is one of a living crowd, I was one of a crowd...
Page 257 - Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without having in my thoughts any occurrence of special good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. I am glad to the brink of fear.
Page 72 - If I had to live my life again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week; for perhaps the parts of my brain now atrophied would thus have been kept alive through use.
Page 237 - It is said that a poet has died young in the breast of the most stolid. It may be contended, rather, that this (somewhat minor) bard in almost every case survives, and is the spice of life to his possessor.
Page 245 - Dews, vapours, and the melody of birds, And labourers going forth to till the fields. Ah ! need I say. dear Friend ! that to the brim My heart was full ; I made no vows, but vows Were then made for me ; bond unknown to me Was given, that I should be, else sinning greatly, A dedicated Spirit. On I walked In thankful blessedness, which yet survives.
Page 239 - I came on some such business as that of my lantern-bearers on the links; and described the boys as very cold, spat upon by flurries of rain, and drearily surrounded, all of which they were ; and their talk as silly and indecent, which it certainly was. I might upon these lines, and had I Zola's genius, turn out, in a page or so, a gem of literary art, render the...