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

C. B. Norton, 1854 - 464 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 172 - ... and it is further ordered, that where any town shall increase to the number of one hundred families or householders they shall set up a grammar school, the master thereof being able to instruct youth so far as they may be fitted for the university...
Σελίδα 217 - ... inexpensive scale, the walls of the school-rooms were often adorned with cheap engravings and lithographs, of distinguished men, of birds, beasts, and fishes ; — and, in many of them, a cabinet of natural history had been commenced. And throughout all Prussia and Saxony, a most delightful impression was left upon my mind by the character of the persons whose portraits were thus displayed. Almost without exception, they were likenesses of good men rather than of great ones, — frequently of...
Σελίδα 460 - The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance, and of my cup, Thou maintainest my lot : and, on the justest grounds, he immediately adds, The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places ; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
Σελίδα 383 - Varnish should contain only sufficient gam to hold the ingredients together, and confine the Composition to the Board. The thinner the mixture, the better. The Lampblack should first be ground with a small quantity of Alcohol, or SpiritVarnish, to free it from lumps.
Σελίδα 172 - Purmont was entreated to become school-master for the teaching and nurturing of children with us," and the first records of the town contain a sum voted for the •• maintenance of a free school-master.
Σελίδα 459 - ... every question of figures which comes up in practice — 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 125 - ... 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...
Σελίδα 121 - ... latter always depending on the earlier, and all intended to be conducted on the same general principles, and by methods varying with the work to be done, and the progress already made. With...
Σελίδα 377 - While reading, as the eye rises to the top of the right-hand page, the right hand is brought to the position seen in Fig. 4 ; and, with the forefinger under the leaf, the hand is slid down to the lower corner, and retained there during the reading of this page, as seen in Fig. 6. This also is the position in which the book is to be held when about to be closed ; in doing which, the left hand, being carried up to the side, supports the book firmly...
Σελίδα 122 - In the mean time the order of the school must be maintained, and the general business must be going forward. Little children without any authorized employment for their eyes and hands, and ever active curiosity, must be made to sit still, while every muscle is aching from suppressed activity...

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