Proceedings of the Meeting[s] of the American Association of Instructors of the Blind Volume 6-8

Proceedings of the Meeting[s] of the American Association of Instructors of the Blind Volume 6-8

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...more quiet, I think you can do right everywhere." The ingenious teacher, one with tact, will find many ways of leading pupils forward in the right, without disturbing their minds by censure of what is wrongPardon the seeming digression, but touching this matter of commendation, I sometimes think we too seldom say approving, cheering and encouraging words to our co-laborers and friends while they are with us and their hearts can be thrilled by them. I could draw from a full storehouse of experience, incidents illustrating the good resulting from iuculcating lessons in kindness, moral courage to bear an injury without resentment, impressing upon them the truth of the words, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord." A few years since, while visiting at a State Reformatory for Boys, some trustees from a similar institution in another state, came to examine into their methods of instruction and general management. After passing through several buildings we came to the house of an "elder brother," where the band was practicing. After playing a few pieces, one of the visiting trustees said he had a silver dollar that he would like to give to the best boy in the band. Turning to the superintendent, he said: "With your permission, I will distribute slips of paper, and request each boy to write the name of the one that he considers the best." The slips were soon gathered and returned to the gentleman. After looking them over, he said: "This is wonderful-very wonderful!" Then he told us the same name was on every slip save one. Addressing himself to one of the band, he said: "Why do you consider John Wright the best boy?" He replied: "When I entered the band I knew...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236748468
  • 9781236748461