The Personality of the Teacher by Charles Mckenny

The Personality of the Teacher

byCharles Mckenny

Paperback | January 31, 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. 1910. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII GROWTH IN PERSONALITY We have completed our analysis of personality. It might have been more minute. Enough, however, has been said to indicate the main lines of strength that make efficiency in leadership. A man who has the insight into human nature which sympathy alone can give, who has the sincerity of character which insures uprightness of life and tenacity of purpose, who is rich in dynamic knowledge which translates itself into work, cannot fail to win leadership. He will be a leader in spite of his desires to the contrary, for the world is looking for just such men. Such are the personalities out of which the best teachers are made, for, as I have said before, teaching is leadership. And now we have come to the last vital question, can such a personality be developed, and if so, how? I said at the outset that unless personality could be developed there would be little or no value in continuing the discussion. I also said that I am a firm believer in the possibilities of growth in the qualities that make strong and efficient manhood and womanhood. Heredity We must, without question, recognize the limitation set by heredity. In giving us our physical and mental endowments, nature sets boundaries, beyond which we may not pass. She limits our height and our weight; she sets restrictions on our strength and our fleetness. In a like way she prescribes our mental powers. We all have a limited capacity for memory, for thought, or for emotions. In short, we are finite, not infinite. We are human beings, not gods. "One star differeth from another star in glory," so also does one mind differ from another mind in capacity and power. We occasionally see gigantic intellects just as we occasionally see gigantic bodies. We occasionally also see dwarfed...

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Title:The Personality of the TeacherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217364020

ISBN - 13:9780217364027

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