The Young Man and Teaching

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Macmillan, 1920 - Teachers - 211 pages

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Page 185 - His whole method was founded on the principle of awakening the intellect of every individual boy.
Page 187 - We couldn't enter into half that we heard ; we hadn't the knowledge of our own hearts or the knowledge of one another ; and little enough of the faith, hope, and love needed to that end. But we listened, as all boys in their better moods will listen (ay, and men too for the matter of that), to a man whom we felt to be, with all his heart and soul and strength, striving against whatever was mean and unmanly and unrighteous in our little world.
Page 86 - I remember once, in making a piece of Latin, my master found fault with the syntax of one word, which was not so used by me heedlessly, but designedly, and therefore I told him there was a plain grammar rule for it. He angrily replied, there was no such rule. I took the grammar and showed the rule to him. Then he smilingly said, " Thou art a brave boy ; I had forgot it.
Page 187 - But what was it after all which seized and held these three hundred boys, dragging them out of themselves, willing or unwilling, for twenty minutes on Sunday afternoons ? True, there always were boys scattered up and down the school, who, in heart and head, were worthy to hear and able to carry away the deepest and wisest words then spoken.
Page 141 - I labored, in this cause, an average of not less than 15 hours a day ; from the beginning to the end of this period, I never took a single day for relaxation, and months and months together passed without my withdrawing a single evening from working hours to call upon a friend.
Page 183 - I confess that I should very much object to undertake a charge in which I was not invested with pretty full discretion. According to my notions of what large schools are, founded on all I know and all I have ever heard of them, expulsion should be practised much oftener than it is. Now, I know that trustees, in general, are averse to this plan, because it has a tendency to lessen the numbers of the school, and they regard quantity more than quality. In fact, my...
Page 184 - ... himself to enforce. The following letter to one of the assistant-masters expresses his mode of meeting the attacks to which he was exposed on the two subjects last mentioned. " I do not choose to discuss the thickness of Praepostors...
Page 185 - His explanations were as short as possible — enough to dispose of the difficulty and no more ; and his questions were of a kind to call the attention of the boys to the real point of every subject and to disclose to them the exact boundaries of what they knew or did not know. With regard to younger boys, he said, " It is a great mistake to think that they should understand all they learn ; for God has ordered that in youth the memory should act vigorously, independent of the understanding — whereas...
Page 185 - ... were fixed before I came to Rugby, and are only more fixed now ; eg that the authority of the Sixth Form is essential to the good of the school, and is to be upheld through all obstacles from within and from without, and that sending away boys is a necessary and regular part of a good system, not as a punishment to one, but as a protection to others. Undoubtedly it would be a better system if there was no evil ; but evil being unavoidable we are not a jail to keep it in, but a place of education...
Page 198 - ... gnarled branches of the oak. Professor Patterson, now a senator at Washington, one of the descendants of the Londonderry colonists, says : " Profound convictions, an inflexible will and strong sensibilities, are the natural inheritance of our people." Dr. Taylor shared largely in this inheritance. He had a stern conscience, a keen sense of duty, a deep regard for obligation. It was his firm belief that men in the learned professions would accomplish more than they now do, if they were more regular...

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