Turning Points in Teaching

Turning Points in Teaching

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...Guard against any extra directions on Monday, yea, I would say guard against extra directions any day in the week. A county superintendent said: " What a foolish remark I made one Monday to my pupils. It had rained on Saturday, and on Sunday it had turned to snow and had frozen very hard all day and night. " My schoolhouse stood on a hillside, and just below was a large field and a little lake at the bottom of the hill. The sledding was fine below the schoolhouse. The pupils would go down the hill and out onto the little lake. I said, just before dismissing at _noon, 'The boy or girl who slides down the hill after the bell rings I will whip.' When I went to " Fthe door to ring the bell, fifteen of the largest boys '--Band girls were sitting on their sleds ready to go, just as they started I rang the bell, and away they went down the hill and across the lake, while the echoes of the bell died away in the distance. Oh, what a blunder I made, and what an afternoon of whipping, all on account of two mistakes I made. First, saying they must not ride down after the bell rang, and second blunder was in ringing the bell when they were just ready to start down the hill." Obedience in the schoolroom is essential, but it does not come by threats and commands, and that teacher who tries to control by such tactics will find a hard road to travel. Three fourths of all the woes and trouble the teacher experiences, he brings upon himself by something he says. Many teachers are surprised at their own failures, and yet do not know or learn the fact that they pave their way to failure by untimely remarks. What shall be done on Blue Monday to make it a success? Review! REVIEW i! REVIEW!!!' Never Assign an Advanced...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236780736
  • 9781236780737