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Rules for Teachers and Pupils.
far as practicable, while coming to, and returning from school.
VENTILATION, HEALTH, ETC.
7. The teachers shall carefully preserve neatness in the school-rooms, by having them properly swept and cleaned; and they shall also give vigilant attention to the ventilation and temperature of their rooms.
INJURIES TO SCHOOL BUILDINGS.
8. The teachers shall prescribe such rules for the use of the yards and out-buildings connected with the schoolhouses, as shall insure their being kept in a neat and proper condition ; and in case any pupil shall wilfully deface, defile, or otherwise injure the school buildings, trees, or other property, he may be suspended from school by the district committee.
ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL.
9. As regularity and punctuality of attendance are indispensable to the success of a school, it is important to maintain the principle that necessity alone can justify absence; and sickness, domestic affliction, and necessary absence from town, are regarded as the only rightful causes of nonattendance. In every instance of absence, the teacher shall be authorized to require a written excuse from the parents or guardians of the pupil.
10. Tardiness shall be accounted a misdemeanor, and be treated as such, except when it is excused by a written statement from the parents or guardian.
Books for Teachers.
11. The pupil cannot appreciate too highly the impor-tance of continuing in school until the term has closed; the practice of leaving the school near the close of the term is exceedingly injurious, both to those who leave and those who remain. It is earnestly desired of parents and guardians, that they use their influence effectually to do away with this evil, and all the evils of irregular attendance.
BOOKS FOR TEACHERS.
EVERY teacher, who would hope to become truly useful and eminent in his profession, should cultivate a habit of reading. Remembering that "knowledge is power," he should be constantly learning. There are but few works of a strictly professional nature. These we shall enumerate first, and then give a list of books which will be found extremely valuable as books of reference. While we do not attempt to give the titles of all the good books now before the public, we do intend to name only such as we know to be valuable.
THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TEACHING. By David P. Page,
M. A., late Principal of the New York State Normal School. THE HISTORY OF EDUCATION IN EUROPE AND AMERICA,
collected from the most reliable Sources, with an Introduction, by Henry Barnard, LL. D. A work of great worth.
Books for Teachers.
POPULAR EDUCATION. By Ira Mayhew, late Superintendent
of Schools, Michigan. 12mo. pp. 467. AMERICAN EDUCATION, —- its Principles and Elements. By
Edward D. Mansfield. AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS, and their Influence. By Alexis de
Tocqueville. SCHOOL AMUSEMENTS ; or, How to make the School Interest
ing. By N. W. Taylor Root. DAVIES'S LOGIC OF MATHEMATICS. The Logic and Utility
of Mathematics, with the best Methods of Instruction, Explained and Illustrated. By Charles Davies, LL. D.
The seven volumes named above are published by A. S. Barnes and Burr, New York, under the title of “ School Teachers' Library.” We will only say, that any teacher will find the volume first named worth far more to him than the cost of the entire set. MY SCHOOL AND SCHOOLMASTERS; or, The Story of my Ed
ucation. By Hugh Miller. Boston: Gould and Lincoln. 1 vol.
12mo. pp. 551. This is the autobiography of a very remarkable self-educated
It is an excellent illustration of the acquisition of knowledge and character under difficulties. THE SCHOOL AND THE SCHOOLMASTER. In Two Parts. Part I. by Alonzo Potter, D. D. Part II. by George B. Emer
son, A. M. 12mo. pp. 552. THE TEACHER. Moral Influences employed in the Instruction
and Government of the Young. By Jacob Abbott. 12mo.
The two volumes last named are published by Harper and Brothers, New York, and are worthy a place in every library. THE FIRESIDE ; or, Hints on Home Educatior.
Boston : Crosby, Nichols, & Co. 16mo. pp. 325.
This volume abounds in valuable hints. It should be read by every teacher and parent. THE LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE OF THOMAS ARNOLD D.D.,
late Head-Master of Rugby School. By A. P. Stanley, A.M.
London and New York. 8vo. pp. 490. LOCKE AMSDEN ; or, The Schoolmaster. By D. P. Thompson.
Boston : Bazin and Ellsworth. 12mo. pp. 231. TEACHING A SCIENCE ; the Teacher an Artist.
By Rev. Baynard R. Hall, A. M. New York : Charles Scribner.
12mo. pp. 305. THE DISTRICT SCHOOL AS IT WAS. By Warren Burton. Bos
ton : Phillips, Sampson, & Co. THE TEACHERS' INSTITUTE ; or, Familiar Hints to Young
Teachers. By William B. Fowle. 12mo. pp. 258. THE TEACHER Taught; or, The Principles and Modes of
Teaching. By Emerson Davis, D. D. 12mo. pp. 79. THE TEACHERS' MANUAL. By Thomas H. Palmer. Boston:
Ticknor and Fields. 12mo. pp. 263. LECTURES ON SCHOOL-KEEPING. By S. R. Hall. Boston :
J. P. Jewett & Co. LECTURES ON EDUCATION. By Horace Mann. 12mo. pp. 338. CONFESSIONS OF A SCHOOLMASTER. By William A. Alcott,
M. D. New York: Ivison and Phinney. 12mo. pp. 316. NORMAL Schools, and other Institutions, Agencies, and Means
designed for the Professional Education of Teachers. By Henry Barnard, LL. D. Hartford : Case, Lockwood, & Co.
8vo. pp. 435. NATIONAL EDUCATION IN EUROPE : being an Account of
the Organization, Administration, Instruction, and Statistics of Public Schools of different Grades in the different States. By Henry Barnard, LL.D. 12mo. pp. 878.
These two volumes by Dr. Barnard contain a vast amount of valuable information. EDUCATIONAL BIOGRAPHY; or, Memoirs of Teachers, Educa
tors, and Promoters and Benefactors of Education, Literature, and Science. By Henry Barnard, LL. D. Vol. I. New York: F. C. Brownell. 12mo. pp. 524.
This work promises to be one of rare merit and value, and well deserves a place in every teacher's library.
SCHOOL ARCHITECTURE. By Henry Barnard, LL. D. With
many Illustrations. New York : A. S. Barnes and Burr.
Large 8vo. PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL ARCHITECTURE. A Manual of Di
rections and Plans for Grading, Locating, Constructing, Heating, Ventilating, and Furnishing Common School-houses. By
Thomas H. Burrowes. 8vo. pp. 276. COUNTRY SCHOOL-HOUSES : containing Elevations, Plans, and
Specifications, with Estimates, Directions to Builders, Suggestions as to School Grounds, Furniture, Apparatus, &c., and a Treatise on School-house Architecture. By James Johonnot. New York : Ivison and Phinney.
The three volumes last named contain a vast amount of information on very important subjects. They should be in every school-teacher's library. MENTAL PHILOSOPHY : including the Intellect, Sensibilities,
and Will. By Joseph Haven, late Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy in Amherst College. Boston: Gould
and Lincoln. 12mo. pp. 58. THE ENGLISH POETS. With Critical Notes. By Rev. J. R.
Boyd. New York : A. S. Barnes and Burr.
This series of five volumes includes Milton, Young, Thomson, Cowper, and Pollok, — each made interesting and intelligible by judiciously arranged explanatory notes. WEBSTER'S DICTIONARY, UNABRIDGED. This work, pub
lished by G. and C. Merriam, Springfield, Mass., should be in every library. No teacher can afford to be without it.
It contains an inexhaustible fund of information. WORCESTER'S DICTIONARY, UNABRIDGED. This work, pub
lished by Hickling, Swan, and Brewer, of Boston, will deserve
a place in every library. LIPPINCOTT'S PRONOUNCING GAZETTEER. A complete Pro
nouncing Gazetteer or Geographical Dictionary of the World. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. 12mo. pp. 2182.
This is unsurpassed, and indeed has no rival in the department of which it treats.