School Devices; A Book of Ways and Suggestions for Teachers

School Devices; A Book of Ways and Suggestions for Teachers

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...Beginning School.--Be at the schoolroom early. On the morning of the first day be the first one there, and, in general, the teacher should be present when the room is opened. A spirit of lawlessness is apt to arise among pupils left without restraint, which may extend beyond the opening of the session. Begin promptly. Scholars cannot be expected to be prompt in their attendance if the teacher does not set the example. Care in having all things move by "clock-work" is not lost in its general effect on a school. Say but little when opening your school. Especially do not lay down a great number of rules--these can be made as occasion demands. Do not boast of what you can do, or of what you intend to do. Children are keen to detect boastfulness and to discredit those who make use of it. Take the names as the classes are called. This will save much confusion and loss of time. If, however, the teacher desires all the names at the opening of the session, blank slips should be distributed, on which the pupil may write his name and the classes he proposes to enter. Set all the pupils to work as soon as possible. Idleness is the precursor of mischief, and this on the first day means continual trouble. If the classes cannot be formed at once, give those who are vraiting some review work, or tell them a short story and ask them to write it out on their slates or on paper. Make out an Order of Exercises for your own use before opening the school. Even though it be your first term in the school, you can find out from the pupils or school officers what classes are to be formed. You can thus intelligently organize the school. Show no sign of indecision. Pupils are quick to notice this, and make their estimate of your character accordingly. Hesitation...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236648455
  • 9781236648457