Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Reading Together - How to Teach - Transfer of Training


"In general, then, transfer of training will occur to the extent that the two responses use the same bonds--to the extent, then, that there is identity of some sort." (page 140, Kindle Edition)

"Every school subject must now be weighed from two points of view,--first, as to the worth of the particular facts, responses, habits, which it forms, and second, as to the opportunity it offers for the formation of connections which are of general application." (page 142, Kindle Edition)

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Reading Together - How to Teach - The Development of Moral Social Conduct


I just wanted to note that I disagreed with the majority of this chapter. While yes, students need to be taught how to become responsible citizens, I disagree with the content and approach put forth in this chapter. There was only one quote that stood out to me, and I've noted it below.

"What we need is not the punishment which follows rapidly upon our feeling of resentment, but rather the wisdom of waiting and accepting the mistake or offense of the pupil as an opportunity for careful consideration upon his part and as a possible means of growth for him." (page 134, Kindle Edition)

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Reading Together - How to Teach - The Significance of Individual Differences for the Teacher


"Every thoughtful student of children must realize that inner growth, apart from training, has something to do with the changes which take place in a child; that he differs from year to year because of a difference in maturity." (page 111, Kindle Edition)

"Whatever adjustment may have been made in terms of special classes or segregation in terms of ability, the teacher must always face the problem of varying the assignment to meet the capacities of individual children, and she ought, wherever it is possible, especially to encourage the abler children to do work commensurate with their ability, and to provide, as far as is possible, for the rapid advancement of these children through the various stages of the school system." (page 120, Kindle Edition)

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Reading Together - How to Teach - The Meaning of Play in Education


"It is this fusion of work and play that is desirable in education. This is the great lesson of play--it shows the value and encourages the logical combination of the two activities." (page 104, Kindle Edition)

"The play spirit is the spirit of art. No great result was achieved in any line of human activity without much work, and yet no great result was ever gained unless the play spirit controlled. It is to this interaction of work and play that each owes much of its value." (page 104, Kindle Edition)

"To influence, while effacing oneself, to guide, while being one of the players, to have an adult's understanding of the needs of child nature and yet to be one with the children--these are the essentials of the supervision of play." (page 106, Kindle Edition)

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Reading Together - How to Teach - Appreciation


"In other words, appreciation involves the presence of some intellectual states, but its addition makes the total complex of an emotional rather than a cognitive nature." (page 90, Kindle Edition)

"First, a wealth of images is an aid to appreciation. Second, the absence for the time of the critical attitude. Third, an encouragement of the passive contemplative attitude. Fourth, the example of others. Suggestion and association with other people who do appreciate and enjoy are among the best means of securing it." (page 94, Kindle Edition)

"Schools which furnish a maximum of opportunity to enjoy music and pictures may hope to develop in their community a power of discrimination in these fields which will result in satisfaction with nothing less than the best." (page 96, Kindle Edition)

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