School Management; A Text-book For County Training Schools And Normal Schools

Paperback | May 13, 2012

byAlbert Salisbury

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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. 1911 Excerpt: ... from any attempt to overstep the bounds. He simply lets go, and ceases to attend. Or if, by superior skill or strategy, he is led to efforts beyond this natural limit, he will recoup himself afterwards by prolonging his relaxation, which the teacher is sometimes tempted to dub laziness or stupidity. An Illustration.--The writer once saw an old-time schoolmaster, a man of sixty with shaggy hair and overhanging eyebrows, teaching a grammar lesson to a sixth grade class of boys in the city schools of Atlanta. The old man was master of his subject. Every question hit the bull's eye. The boys were bright and alert, and he kept them literally "on the jump" for sixty minutes. He undoubtedly had, somewhere, a daily program, but it had no restraining power over his enthusiasm. He would have said, perhaps, that he was trying to strike while the iron was hot, and he did. But at the end of the hour both he and the boys were overdone. They were worth little for the rest of the half day; and the other subjects of the morning program had been excluded or robbed of their due share of time and mental energy. This instance has probably been paralleled "many a time and oft," but it may well serve as an example of the need of a proper proportion of work and a due recognition of the attention-limits of the pupils themselves. The Limits of Attentive Power.--What, tb/Jh are these attention-limits, which it is not wise or economical to transgress or ignore? Without attempting, at his point, any scientific discussion of the matter, suffice it to say that no class of children in the first two years of school life should ever be held to an exercise of more than fifteen minutes in duration, while no recitation in the grammar grades (7th and 8th) should exceed thir...

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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. 1911 Excerpt: ... from any attempt to overstep the bounds. He simply lets go, and ceases to attend. Or if, by superior skill or strategy, he is l...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:May 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217870325

ISBN - 13:9780217870320

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