History and Alumni Record of the State Normal School: Bridgewater, Mass., to July, 1876

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Noyes and Snow, 1876 - 182 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 18 - ... algebra through quadratic equations; geometry, to an amount equal to three books in Euclid ; book-keeping; and surveying. 2. The philosophical, including natural philosophy, astronomy, moral and intellectual philosophy, natural history, particularly that of our own country, and so much of chemistry as relates to the atmosphere, the waters, and the growth of plants and animals. 3. The literary, including the critical study of the English language, both in its structure and history, with an outline...
Σελίδα 38 - So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
Σελίδα 37 - ... mind will arrive at a method of imparting, better for it than any other method. I therefore have tried to bring my pupils to get at results for themselves, and to show them how they may feel confident of the truth of their results. I have sought...
Σελίδα 19 - School Laws of Massachusetts. 4. The Civil Polity of Massachusetts and the United States. In connection with the foregoing, constant and careful attention to be given throughout the course to drawing and delineations on the blackboard ; music ; spelling, with derivations and definitions; reading, including analysis of sounds and vocal gymnastics; and writing. The Latin and French languages may be pursued as optional studies, but not to the neglect of the English course.
Σελίδα 98 - But strew his ashes to the wind Whose sword or voice has served mankind, And is he dead, whose glorious mind Lifts thine on high ? To live in hearts we leave behind Is not to die.
Σελίδα 25 - The truth is, though it may seem a paradox to ••say so, the Norman Schools had to come to prepare a way for themselves, and to show, by practical demonstration, what they were able to accomplish. Like Christianity itself, had they waited till the world at large called for them, or was ready to receive them, they would never have come.
Σελίδα 19 - THE design of the Normal Schools is strictly professional ; that is, to prepare, in the best possible manner, the pupils for the work of organizing, governing, and instructing the Public Schools of the Commonwealth.
Σελίδα 19 - To this end there must be the most thorough knowledge: first, of the branches of learning required to be taught in the schools; and, second, of the best methods of teaching those branches.
Σελίδα 32 - I consider this event as marking an era in the progress of education, — which, as we all know, is the progress of civilization, — on this western continent and throughout the world. It is the completion of the first Normal School-house ever erected in Massachusetts, — in the Union, — in this hemisphere. It belongs to that class of events which may happen once, but are incapable of being repeated. Coiled up in this Institution, as in a spring, there is a vigor whose uncoiling may wheel the...
Σελίδα 47 - ... them all, and all without exception, ready to attribute to him the elements of their highest success. As a teacher, Mr. Tillinghast had many striking characteristics. In the first place, he acquired a power over his pupils, — men and women, — that we think is seldom attained. To mere lookers on, it seemed like a sort of fascination, and even to the objects of it, the pupils themselves, it was often a mystery. For he used none of the arts commonly practised to secure the good opinion and attachment...

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