The Ohio Teacher; Devoted to the Interests of the Teachers of Ohio, and to the Cause of Education Volume 29

The Ohio Teacher; Devoted to the Interests of the Teachers of Ohio, and to the Cause of Education Volume 29

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... higher grade of citizenship. The best assurance of a nation's greatness is an equipoise of mental and physical activities. Some one has said, "Mind and body can grow and develop into harmonious and useful relationship only through action and reaction." That citizen whose heart, hand and mind have been trained co-ordinately, is the most useful whether his life be spent in industrial or intellectual work., Environment and Equipment.--It should go without saying that the rooms in which the manual training work is done, ought to be well-adapted for this purpose They should be large and high, dry and light. It is a serious mistake to fit up rooms in some dingy basement or in some out0fthe-way place, as is so often done when manual training is first introduced. If it is worth doing at all it is well to do it under the most favorable conditions. The tools and benches should be of the best quality. A good workman cannot work without good tools, much less can a good workman be produced with poor tools. A manual training room should have the appearance of a workshop and studio combining the artisan and art elements. The environment of the pupils while at work ought to be as cheerful as possible. The Manual Training Teacher.--And may I add just a few words with reference to the manual training teacher? In this instance as in all others, the thing of first importance is the personality of the teacher. He must 'remember that he is a teacher of girls and boys and not of claymodeling, basket-making, wood-carving, weaving or whatever the work may be. By example he should aim to cultivate a cheerful disposition on the part of the pupils. More pupils leave school because teachers are cranky than because they sour on the things taught. more

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  • Paperback | 434 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 771g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236858433
  • 9781236858436