The Sunday School Teacher's Hand-Book. Repr. from ('The Teacher Taught')

The Sunday School Teacher's Hand-Book. Repr. from ('The Teacher Taught')

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ... obligation. We have already said that no class should be dismissed without a distinct, impressive view of some great religious principle, motive or duty. Oftentimes the lesson furnishes no particular opening for such an exhibition; and in such case it can be made concisely at the close, and in the review of the whole subject. At other times, some incidental circumstance, perhaps an answer or a question from a pupil, might clothe the subject of the lesson with such absorbing interest as to make a single verse a sufficient theme for the whole exercise. Ordinarily we should think the whole lesson might be examined; but if time is wanted for general remark, the teacher might confine himself to the questions in large type. In schools which have two exercises on the Sabbath, it is the custom of some to examine the lesson minutely in the morning, and take the afternoon for general remark. We should rather think that any attempt to prescribe a uniform course on this subject to another, or even to one's self, would be fruitless; for, after all, the teacher whose heart is in his work, will break from it and take his pupils with him, whenever a topic of deep interest invites them away. There is danger of distracting the immature mind by too great a variety of claims upon its attention; and, if we do not greatly misjudge, much of the well-meant labour of Sunday-school teachers is lost by reason of the confused and desultory manner with which they crowd before the mind a variety of subjects distinct in character and differing widely in importance. If their effort was rather to present to the class a single proposition, obviously growing out of the lesson of the day, and to give it all the forms and aspects in which different minds might more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236968336
  • 9781236968333