Reaching The Children; A Book For Teachers And Parents by Henry C. Krebs

Reaching The Children; A Book For Teachers And Parents

byHenry C. Krebs

Paperback | February 6, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916. Excerpt: ... Chapter IX REACHING THE CHILDREN THROUGH ENCOURAGEMENT And many strokes, though with a little ax, Hew down and fell the hardest timbered oak.--Shakespeare. Imagination rules the world!--Napoleon. I can do whatever I will to do.--"stonewall" Jackson. The word encouragement literally means "putting heart into." To encourage some one is to put heart into him. A person is discouraged when his heart is out of him. We say of an ambitious, rising young man, "His heart is in his work"; while we say of a person who is failing, "His heart is not in his work." Just as no adult succeeds whose heart is not in his work, so no pupil succeeds if his heart is not in his work. A child does not win at play if his heart is not in it. A baseball team is beaten before the game starts if the players are disheartened. There is not a walk in life above pure drudgery in which success is not conditioned on the amount of "heart" that is put into one's work. A high order of intellect without "heart" cannot equal the accomplishment of a lower order of intellect plus "heart." If a pupil moves along in his studies in a careless or perfunctory manner, and the teacher succeeds by some means in putting "heart" into him, it transforms his life. He becomes energetic, alert, eager, ambitious. His class standing rises rapidly. His deportment will be entirely satisfactory. In other words, if the teacher has reached the pupil, she has performed for him the greatest service that one person can render to another. Some years ago a boy in a certain high school was a year behind his class. His record up to the end of the second year was one of great carelessness in work and in conduct. The principal felt, however, that this boy was naturally bright. He had several private interviews with him. One day...

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Title:Reaching The Children; A Book For Teachers And ParentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217541771

ISBN - 13:9780217541770

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