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GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
MONROE C. GUTMAN LIBRARY
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATIC:N, AND WELFARE
AUG 2 1 1956
That which makes a good Constitution must keep it, viz.: men of wisdom and virtue ;
qualities that, because they descend not with worldly inheritance, must be carefully
N. C. SCHAEFFER, EDITOR.
The best ethical training in the public schools does not come from text-books. These may help, but they will fail of their purpose unless one very essential condition is present, and that is, a vigorous personality in the teacher's desk. It is strange, the number of people of intelligence who seem to think that success in the school-room depends upon one thing only—a knowledge, on the part of the instructor, of the subject to be taught. But the truth is, to-day and to-morrow as well, that the value of the teacher, regarded from any standpoint any one pleases, ethical or what not, depends upon the influence he is able to exert-an influence not manufactured, but in the person by right divine. The true text-book, therefore, for expounding temperance truths, or for the ethical training of the child, is in the teacher's chair; it is he or she who goes in and out before them day by day, holding them, if worthy of the position, with silken cords and yet as strong as steel.
It is agreed by an overwhelming weight of evidence that the best light for a school-room is exclusively on the side of the room to the left of the pupils; that the windows should be massed as closely as safe construction will allow along nearly the whole of the side ; that the windows should be square at the top (not circular), and extend quite to the ceiling, and that the window sill should be higher than the tops of the pupils' desks; that the seat farthest from the windows should be about twice the distance from the tops of the desks to the ceiling, or, in general, once and a half the height of the room ; that, when necessary to shut off a part of the light, the lower part of the window, and never the top or sides, should be shaded ; that shades should therefore always roll from the bottom, and, where the direct rays of the sun enter the room, white, or very light, curtains should roll from the top merely to soften, but never to shut out, the light; and if blinds are used, they should be made in sections and slide up and down, and that blackboards should never be placed between windows. The walls and ceiling of the room should be tinted a light pearl, lavender, or brown color, rather than a darker shade, or any shade of yellow; and the shades (rolling from the bottom) should be of a similar color, or of a greenish tint. Shades of yellow are not good for the eyes. Supt. A. P. Marble.
A Boy Saved, 23.
Transportation of Pupils—R. S. McNamee
"A Chip Off the Old Block," 302.
Constitution and By-Laws of State Teachers'
Address of Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg, 395. Contagious Diseases: Views of Dr. Geo. G. Groff
and State Board of Health, 308.
A Light in the Window-Jean Ingelow, 407. ker, 427. Standard of Teachers' Qualification
-Henry S. Wertz, 428. Inaugural Address :
ment-Edison on Electricity-Argon-Not The Compulsory School Law Problem: Dis-
- Codling Moth-Spiritual Deterioration- Help His Teachers ? 440. The Function of
Nature in Education-M. G. Brumtaugh,442.
Superintendents as to Election of Teachers--
D. A. Harman, 451. What and How Much
in the Public Schools-- John C. Kendall, 458.
Arbor Day Proclamation of Gov. Hastings, 460. Altoona School Board, 447. Deputy Supt.
Spelling Reform, 460. Membership, 460.
Co-ordination of the Courses of Study: High
Cultivate the Memory, 356.
Baltic Ship Canal, 39.
Dr. Burrowes Memorial Elms: Arbor Day Re-
“Bible Says:'' A Lay Preacher-Mrs. Cooke, 473. Schools: His Long and Invaluable Service in
Behalf of Normal Schools-Extract from His
Normal Schools in 1853–Text of Our State
Normal School Law which he wrote in 1857–
Deputy Supt. Hickok's Remarks and Instruc-
tions upon the Law-Editorial Comments of
Dr. Burrowes upon his Normal School Law,
Cheer. Boys, Cheer; Song-Ħ. Russell, 146.
ate--Speech of Hon. Geo. F. Brewer-Address
of Dr. Burrowes at Recognition of Millersville
Normal School, etc., 257.
Choice of a School: Most Receptive Period, 198.
Dr. Burrowes : Sixty Years After, 522.
Christian Endeavorers, 79.
Dr. Burrowes Tomb: Worthy Tribute from Ves-
try of St. James Church, 559.
Duties of Superintendents as to Election of
Conduct and Character: Sunday Evening Talk Breathing, 34. Consult the Teachers, 36.
Nautical School Ship, 36. Manual Training,
37. Effects of Inbreeding, 38. Baltic Ship
Conquests of Silence, 310.
Canal, 38. Mrs. E. E. Hutter, 39. ur Schools,
Consolidation of County Schools and Free Perpetual Benefaction, 41.