The Principles of Teaching: Based on Psychology

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A.G. Seiler, 1906 - 293 من الصفحات


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الصفحة 121 - Habits' there are some admirable practical remarks laid down. Two great maxims emerge from his treatment. The first is that in the acquisition of a new habit, or the leaving off of an old one, we must take care to launch ourselves with as strong and decided an initiative as possible.
الصفحة 167 - TENSE, being the distinction of time, might seem to admit only of the present, past, and future; b.ut to mark it more accurately, it is made to consist of six variations, viz. the PRESENT, the IMPERFECT, the PERFECT, the PLUPERFECT, and the FIRST and SECOND FUTURE TENSES. The Present Tense represents an action or event, as passing at the time in which it is mentioned : as, " I rule ; I am ruled ; I think ; I fear.
الصفحة 121 - Seize the very first possible opportunity to act on every resolution you make and on every emotional prompting you may experience in the direction of the habits you aspire to gain. It is not in the moment of their forming, but in the moment of their producing motor effects, that resolves and aspirations communicate the new " set
الصفحة 251 - The study of the Latin language itself does eminently discipline the faculties and secure to a greater degree than that of the other subjects we have discussed, the formation and growth of those mental qualities which are the best preparatives for the business of life — whether that business is to consist in making fresh mental acquisitions or in directing the powers thus strengthened and matured, to professional or other pursuits.
الصفحة 248 - Training the mind means the development of thousands of particular independent capacities, the formation of countless particular habits, for the working of any mental capacity depends upon the concrete data with which it works. Improvement of any one mental function or activity will improve others only in so far as they possess elements common to it also.
الصفحة 245 - Identity of Procedure. — The habit acquired in a laboratory course of looking to see how chemicals do behave, instead of guessing at the matter or learning statements about it out of a book, may make a girl's methods of cooking or a boy's methods of manufacturing more scientific because the attitude of distrust of opinion and search for facts may so possess one as to be carried over from the narrower to the wider field. Difficulties in studies may prepare students for the difficulties of the world...
الصفحة 160 - ... to prove that if the bisectors of two angles of a triangle are equal then the triangle is isosceles? This example suggests one classical philosophical response to our query...
الصفحة 204 - She wanders lowing here and there, And yet she cannot stray, All in the pleasant open air, The pleasant light of day; And blown by all the winds that pass And wet with all the showers, She walks among the meadow grass And eats the meadow flowers.
الصفحة 73 - Roughly speaking, the teacher of a class, even in a school graded as closely as is possible in large cities where two classes are provided in each building for each grade and where promotion occurs every six months, will find in the case of any kind of work some...
الصفحة 36 - Much of the curiosity of children, and of others beside children, is a sham article. Frequently it is a mere display of egotism, the delight in giving trouble, in being pandered to and served. Questions are put, not from the desire of rational information, but for the love of excitement. Occasionally, the inquisitiveness of a child provides an opportunity for imparting a piece of real information ; but far oftener not. By ingeniously circumventing a scientific fact, one not too high for a child's...

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