School Architecture: Or, Contributions to the Improvement of School-houses in the United States

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C. B. Norton, 1854 - 464 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 174 - It was then generally agreed upon, that our brother Philemon Purmont shall be instructed to become schoolmaster for the teaching and nurturing of children with us.
Σελίδα 38 - School-master,' by Mr. George B. Emerson ; gentlemen to whom, for their efforts in the 38 cause, a large debt of gratitude is due from the friends of education ; a debt which can be discharged in no manner more acceptable to them, than by entering into their labors, and adopting and reducing to practice their very valuable suggestions." RHODE ISLAND. EXTRACTS from " Report on the condition and improvement of the Public Schools of Rhode Island, submitted Nov. 1, 1845. by Henry Barnard. Commissioner...
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Σελίδα 124 - From the number of class and individual recitations, to be attended to during each half day, these exercises are brief, hurried, and of little practical value. They consist, for the most part, of senseless repetitions of the words of a book. Instead of being the time and place where the real business of teaching is done, where the ploughshare of interrogation is driven down into the acquirements of each pupil, and his ability to comprehend clearly, remember accurately, discriminate wisely, and reason...
Σελίδα 124 - ... is cultivated and tested, — where the difficult principles of each lesson are developed and illustrated, and additional information imparted, and the mind of the teacher brought in direct contact with the mind of each pupil, to arouse...
Σελίδα 127 - ... may be selected with special reference to his ability in arranging the studies, and order of exercises of the school, in administering its discipline, in adapting moral instruction to individual scholars, and superintending the operations of each class-room, so as to secure the harmonious action and progress of every department. The talents and tact required for these and similar duties, are more rarely found than the skill and attainments required to teach successfully a particular study. When...
Σελίδα 459 - I call this a good education. And if you add the ability to write pure grammatical English, I regard it as an excellent education. These are the tools. You can do much with them, but you are helpless without them. They are the foundation; and unless you begin with these, all your flashy attainments, a little geology, and all other ologies and osophies, are ostentatious rubbish.
Σελίδα 234 - ... greater advances while in the common schools. The certainty to a young man of good abilities, and desirous of making large acquisitions in knowledge, of having the opportunity of gaining as extensive an education as can be acquired in any institution in the state, if his parents can only furnish him the means to subsist at home, is in the highest degree cheering, while the certainty that the limited earnings of his parents will preclude him, in the existing state of things, from having any such...
Σελίδα 43 - There are at least three reasons why this is poor policy. (1.) It takes at least double the amount of wood. A considerable portion of the otherwise sensible heat becomes latent in the conversion of ice, snow and moisture into steam. (2.) The steam thus generated cracks the stove and rusts the pipe, so that they will not last one half as long as though dry wood from the wood house were used.
Σελίδα 127 - ... of the whole number. When the class is large, there is a spirit, a glow, a struggle which can never be infused or called forth in a small class. Whatever time is spent upon a few, which could have been as profitably spent on a larger number, is a loss of power and time to the extent of the number who were not thus benefited. The recitations of a large class must be more varied, both as to order and methods, so as to reach those whose attention would wander if not under the pressure of constant...

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