French Educational Ideals of Today; An Anthology of the Molders of French Educational Thought of the Present

French Educational Ideals of Today; An Anthology of the Molders of French Educational Thought of the Present

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...posthumes, 1887. "These extracts," says Jules Lemattre in his preface, "are charming in a kind of composition in which charm is not indispensable and where we are not accustomed to looking for it." Some of them are models of the art of teaching in its most difficult phases. UP AND DOWN THROUGH OUR SCHOOLS1 You have been told, Mademoiselle, that your class was cold, lifeless, and that you should throw some animation into it. You have been advised to ask questions, but just now you are asking too many questions. Let me appeal to your experience. A little while ago you asked Marie something, and as she was slow in answering you passed on to Berthe, then to Jeanne. As Jeanne did not answer precisely as you wished, you asked somebody else, and again somebody else, and you finished by answering the question yourself. Either the question was too hard, beyond what your pupils should be expected to know (in which case it would have been better not to ask it) or else you should have endeavored to get an answer from the first pupil you called upon. In any case you should have given her another chance; yet you forgot her so completely that she remained standing the whole time. Finally I took pity on her, and signaled to her to sit down. Do not let the question flit about ceaselessly in every direction; let it alight; let it fix itself somewhere for a time. There, for instance, is a slow, lazy mind. Do not abandon it to its apathy; coax it, urge it on, ply it with questions, force it to put forth some effort. Interest the whole class in this effort if you can; make the whole class take part; but always return to the original person. The point is to know if it is he who will be worsted or you. For you will be the one worsted if you do not succeed in giving more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236672011
  • 9781236672018