The Sunday School Teacher's Manual; Or, the Principles and Methods of Instruction as Applied to Sunday School Work

The Sunday School Teacher's Manual; Or, the Principles and Methods of Instruction as Applied to Sunday School Work

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...the " principles," just as the public acts of a constitutional monarch accord with the " laws" of his realm. Thus we have " principles" of arithmetic, of astronomy, of chemistry, "laws" of harmony, of physiology, and so on. Unlike rules and methods, which may be modified by circumstances, principles are not liable to change--although, of course, our acquaintance with them may be subject to correction and improvement. Thus the principles of harmony in music, the law of attraction in physics, and the law of combining proportions in chemistry, consist of well-ascertained truths, which the student of those sciences takes for granted, and upon which he bases his experiments and his conclusions. The Principles of Education, taken in their Principles of instruction, widest sense, embrace a large numoer of intellectual, moral, and religious truths; but those which underlie the work of instruction are few, simple, and easily remembered. They supply the teacher with reasons for his rules and methods of procedure, and enable him to test plans and systems, and to discover causes of failure and difficulty, whether in his own work or in that of others. He should, therefore, take the trouble to master them thoroughly; writing them first on a card, and carrying it about until its contents have been indelibly graven on the tablet of memory. There are eight " Principles of Instruction " which claim this special study on the part of Sunday school labourers. They might be called " the eight lamps of teaching," or we might liken them to guide-posts for the direction of educational travellers. Beside being simple and obvious when pointed out, they are so easily deducible from the recorded discourses of the Great Teacher, that we might wonder that they should not long...
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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236661362
  • 9781236661364