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Archive for May, 2012


How to Use Your Mind

Subtitle: A Psychology of Study: Being a Manual for the Use of Students and Teachers in the Administration of Supervised Study Author: Harry D. Kitson Excerpt: CHAPTER I INTELLECTUAL PROBLEMS OF THE COLLEGE FRESHMAN In entering upon a college course you are taking a step that may completely revolutionize your life. You are facing new […]

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How To Study and Teaching How To Study

Author: F.M. McMurry Excerpt: CHAPTER I INDICATIONS THAT YOUNG PEOPLE DO NOT LEARN TO STUDY PROPERLY; THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE EVIL No doubt every one can recall peculiar methods of study that he or some one else has at some time followed. During my attendance at high school I often studied aloud at home, along […]

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Study and Stimulants

Subtitle: The Use of Intoxicants and Narcotics in Relation to Intellectual Life, as Illustrated by Personal Communications on the Subject, from Men of Letters and of Science Author: A. Arthur Reade Excerpt: INTRODUCTION The real influence of the intoxicants and narcotics in common use has been a matter of fierce and prolonged controversy. The most […]

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How to Study

Author: George Fillmore Swain Excerpt: I THE PROPER MENTAL ATTITUDE The first essential is that the student should have the proper mental attitude. That attitude should not be one of subservience, of blind believing, but should be one of mental courage and determination. His object is to understand the subject, not simply to read a […]

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What the Schools Teach and Might Teach

Author: John Franklin Bobbitt Excerpt: THE POINT OF VIEW There is an endless, and perhaps worldwide, controversy as to what constitutes the “essentials” of education; and as to the steps to be taken in the teaching of these essentials. The safe plan for constructive workers appears to be to avoid personal educational philosophies and to […]

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Stories of Great Men

Author: Faye Huntington Excerpt: CHAPTER I ALEXANDER THE GREAT Where shall we begin? With “A” of course, but there are so many great men whose names begin with A, I don’t know how to select. However, I might as well go back a good way in the world’s history, and say Alexander the Great. Since […]

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Popular Education

Subtitle: For the use of Parents and Teachers, and for Young Persons of Both Sexes Author: Ira Mayhew Excerpt: CHAPTER II THE IMPORTANCE OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION The influence of the physical frame upon the intellect, morals, and happiness of a human being, is now universally admitted. The extent of this influence will be thought greater […]

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On the Firing Line in Education

Author: Adoniram Judson Ladd Excerpt: The plan of the military campaign is worked out in the quiet, away back in the rear, sometimes at considerable distance from the place of actual hostilities. It is worked out quietly, usually slowly, and attracts but little attention. But when worked out and ready to be put into operation, […]

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The Philosophy of Teaching

Subtitle: The Teacher, The Pupil, The School Author: Nathaniel Sands Excerpt: TEACHER AND PUPIL Of the various callings to which the division of labor has caused man specially to devote himself, there is none to be compared for nobility or usefulness with that of the true teacher. Yet neither teachers nor people at present realize […]

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The Child and the Curriculum

Author: John Dewey Excerpt: Profound differences in theory are never gratuitous or invented. They grow out of conflicting elements in a genuine problem–a problem which is genuine just because the elements, taken as they stand, are conflicting. Any significant problem involves conditions that for the moment contradict each other. Solution comes only by getting away […]

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