Public School Methods Volume 3

Public School Methods Volume 3

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...her pupils. Where drawing has not been taught, pupils, especially in the elementary grades, will find great pleasure in decorating or enriching their essays by pictures cut from papers, magazines or advertising circulars. These pictures may not only add to the beauty of the essay, but may also add clearness and interest to the description or narration. (b) Marking Papers. There are among teachers two extremes in regard to the examination of papers. One extreme is the over-conscientious but not over-wise teacher who becomes a veritable slave to examination papers, using up each day long hours that she needs for exercise and for sleep. At the other extreme is the teacher who has little actual sympathy or conscience. She requires the work of the pupils, collects the papers and--consigns them to the waste-basket without even a glance. Neither of these teachers is wise, neither is doing herself or her pupils full justice. The real problem is to avoid extremes and to avoid needless waste of nervous energy. When the teacher reads entirely through every paper every day and, having faithfully corrected every error found, even to the last comma, hands the papers back to the pupils, the result is often disheartening in the extreme, for frequently the pupil crams the paper into his pocket or tears it up without a look at the errors, --the correction of which has cost his teacher such strain upon eyes and nerves. It seems wiser, therefore, to have the ordinary written exercises corrected and marked in class as far as may be. There are several successful ways of accomplishing this: (1) The teacher trusts to the honor of each pupil, gives out the correct answer to each question and permits each pupil to mark his own paper. (2) Beginning with the more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236739388
  • 9781236739384