Proceedings of the Annual Conference

Proceedings of the Annual Conference

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...the work done should determine his promotion. That sums the matter up. In business life a ma.n's ability to do his work determines his advancement. This should be our standard in school work. In my own work, I try to keep this constantly in mind. The regents examination does not determine whethera pupil goes to a higher grade or not. He may pass the examination, but can he use his knowledge in more advanced work? If he shows that ability then he is fitted for promotion. As to the frequency of promotions, pupils who show ability to work in a higher grade are promoted in the middle of the term, or whenever I think it wise, regardless of the fact that general promotions are made but once a year. It may in some eases cause some extra work to the teacher, and may cause hard feelings, ' but it is worth the trouble. Ihave not yet had a case in which the child failed to do the grade of work to which he was advanced. We have no stated time for promotion except in the lower grades. If the child is behind in one subject he is allowed to make it up while going on with the class. Prin. C: S. Williams---I am old fogy enough to believe in examinations and hard ones. I think the method of promoting pupils in high school work by means of class standings or daily recitations is not a good one. Two teachers estimating the class standings of the same pupils will differ 10 per cent at least on marks given. I have seen it tried. Some pupils can show ofi well in class while others can not. I have in mind a young man in college who when called on would stand and draw a recitation from his teacher and thus obtain a good standing, when he really knew very little about the topic. These points ought to be considered by those who are making so great more

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  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 445g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236921534
  • 9781236921536