American Annals of Education

Wait, Greene, and Company, 1837

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Side 406 - Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, And are counted as the small dust of the balance: Behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.
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Side 13 - It was probably this temperament, which led him to estimate al a low rate the importance of positive religious truth in the education of children, and to maintain that the mere habit of faith and love, if cultivated...
Side 123 - ... 2. A library, not necessarily large, but well chosen, of books on subjects to be taught, and on the art of teaching. 3. School-rooms, well situated, and arranged, heated, ventilated, and furnished, in the manner best approved by experienced teachers. 4. A select apparatus of globes, maps, and other instruments most useful for illustration. 5. A situation such that a school may be connected with the seminary, accessible by a sufficient number of children, to give the variety of an ordinary district...
Side 14 - These circumstances, combined with the want of tart in reference to the affairs of common life, materially impaired his powers of usefulness as a practical instructor of youth. The rapid progress of his ideas rarely allowed him to execute his own plans; and, in accordance wilh his own system, too much time was employed in the profound development of principles, to admit of much attention to their practical application.
Side 365 - I am persuaded he loved me, but he seemed not willing that I should know it. I was with him in a state of fear and bondage. His sternness, together with the severity of my schoolmaster, broke and overawed my spirit, and almost made me a dolt; so that part of the two years I was at school, instead of making a progress, I nearly forgot all that my good mother had taught me.
Side 360 - ... collect information of the actual condition and efficiency of the common schools and other means of popular education; and diffuse as widely as possible throughout every part of the Commonwealth, information of the most approved and successful methods of arranging the studies and conducting the education of the young...
Side 29 - Aye, for the honor of the thing, I had rather have it said of me, that I was, by choice, the humblest citizen of the state, making the best provision for the education of all its children, and that I had the heart to appreciate this blessing, than sit on a throne of ivory and gold, the monarch of an empire on which the sun never sets. Husbandmen, sow the seed of instruction in your sons and daughters
Side 178 - ... composition of a good schoolmaster. Among these common sense is the first. This is a qualification exceedingly important, as in teaching school one has constant occasion for its exercise. Many, by no means deficient in intellect, are not persons of common sense. I mean by the term, that faculty by which things are seen as they are. It implies judgment and discrimination, and a proper sense of propriety in regard to the common affairs of life. It leads us to form judicious plans of action, and...

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