In the School Room
In the first place, teaching is not simply telling. A class may be told a thing twenty times over, and yet not know it. Talking to a class is not necessarily teaching. I have known many teachers who were brimful of information, and were good talkers, and who discoursed to their classes with ready utterance a large part of the time allotted to instruction; yet an examination of their classes showed little advancement in knowledge.
First Page:IN THE SCHOOL ROOM.
CHAPTERS IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION.
JOHN S. HART, LL. D.,
PRINCIPAL OF THE NEW JERSEY STATE NORMAL SCHOOL
PHILADELPHIA: ELDREDGE & BROTHER, 17 and 19 South Sixth Street.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1868, by ELDREDGE & BROTHER, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
J. FAGAN & SON STEREOTYPE FOUNDERS, PHILADELPHIA.
PRINTED BY SHERMAN & CO.
TO THE Teachers of the United States, AND ESPECIALLY TO THE ALUMNI OF THE PHILADELPHIA HIGH SCHOOL, AND OF THE New Jersey State Normal School THE FOLLOWING CHAPTERS ARE MOST RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED BY THE AUTHOR.
The views contained in this volume are the result of a prolonged and somewhat varied professional experience. This experience includes the training of more than five thousand young men and of nearly one thousand young women, a large portion of them for the office of teachers; and it has been gained in College, in Boarding School, in a city High School, and in a State Normal School... Continue reading book >>
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