The Physical Nature Of The Child And How To Study It

Paperback | May 19, 2012

byStuart Henry Rowe

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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. 1899 Excerpt: ... an attitude of mind which shuts off its possessor from sympathetic contact with the world. William Hawley Smith tells of a teacher who with downcast face, as though ashamed, said that she "taught in the country." He immediately cried, "Look up! Look up! There are few places of influence within the teacher's grasp equal to a country school." This posture itself he recognized as tending to bring about a better mental attitude. In the following passage, Professor James of Harvard points out the tendency of the external posture and movement to arouse corresponding mental coordinates: "In rage, it is notorious how we work ourselves up to a climax by repeated outbreaks of expression. Refuse to express a passion, and it dies. Count ten before venting your anger, and its occasion seems ridiculous. Whistling to keep up courage is no figure of speech. On the other hand, sit all day in a moping posture, sigh, and reply to everything with a dismal voice, and your melancholy lingers." In investigating habits of posture of whatever type, our attention should be directed especially to the head, the hand, the chest, shoulder, back and spine, and any fidgeting or frequent change of posture. A balance, symmetry, and ease in the position of each member should exist. In most of these cases our weakness lies in the postures which we allow the children to take. Our ideals are low. The attention necessary to secure good habits of posture requires unmitigating effort on our part. We shirk our responsibility both in the school and in the home. Sitting.--The student in his seat or chair is usually engaged in one of three occupations,--writing, reading, or conversation. His posture may be very good in one of these three, and be very unsatisfactory in th...

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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. 1899 Excerpt: ... an attitude of mind which shuts off its possessor from sympathetic contact with the world. William Hawley Smith tells of a teac...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:May 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217919162

ISBN - 13:9780217919166

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