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Delaware, G. W. Brumbaugh, Day- Reynolds, Camden; W. H. Richton.

ardson, Holgate; Alfred

; Alfred Ross, was unanimously Moors Hill, Indiana; J. E. Scamaadopted. The Association ad- horn, Brilliant; J. L. Selby, Greenjourned sine die.

ville; A. L. Sigrist, Dundee; T. M.

Taylor, Dunlap; Elmer T. Trott, STATE EXAMINATION.

Byesville; John I. Ward, Toledo; At the state examination of

W. G. Wolfe, Quaker City; W. W. teachers held in Columbus, Decem

Young, St. Marys; May Trumper, ber 28, 29 and 30, 1897, 74 appli

Bryan. cants were registered and 41 cer

Special life, music-Arnold J.

Gantvoort, Cincinnati. tificates were granted, of which

Examinations for 1898 will be number 14 were high school life, 26 common school life and one

held June 21, 22 and 23 and Despecial life in music. The following

cember 27, 28 and 29. are the successful applicants:

The following officers were elecHigh school life-E. R. Booth,

ted for the ensuing year: PresiCincinnati; J. E. Collins, West

dent, J. D. Simkins, St. Marys; Union: A. M. Farlow, Barlow;

clerk, C. W. Bennett, Piqua; treasWatson H. Gregg, Quaker City;

urer, W. W. Boyd, Marietta; adGeorge B. Haggett, Louisville;

ditional members of the board, James Ross, Carysville; D. C. Ry

Charles Haupert, Wooster, and J. bolt, Galion; J. F. Smith, Findlay;

P. Sharkey, Eaton.
W. (). Smith, Arcanum; O. M.
Soule, Seven Mile; Ira W. Stahl,

Rockford; Nettie M. Alderman,

The Bellevue Public Schools Ironton: Nettie Anderson, Win

are in a very flourishing condition, ton Place; Mary B. Furness, Wal

the High School attendance having nut Hills.

reached one hundred and ten. The Common school life-Charles A.

Principal of the High School is H. Arganbright, Lafayette; Sheldon

C. Bates who has three assistants. F. Ball, Toledo; B. O. Bristline,

Supt. Warner is to be congratulated Bradner; Edwin M. Craig, New

on the good work he has accomVienna; James A. Frazier, As

plished. bury; A. C. Fries, Grove City; C. E. Githens, Wellsburg; D. F. Grier, The next meeting of the TriCourtland; Henry A. Hartman, County

Teachers' Association Van Wert; F. L. Lytle, Copley; J.

which embraces Ashland, Medina C. Little, Waynesville; G. E. Miller, and Wayne counties will be held at Linton Mills; I. L. Mitchell, Cleve- Orrville January 28 and 29. Supt. land; W. M. Plum, Ashville; J. W. J. B. Mohler of Orrville is making preparations for a large and enthu- Public Schools of that city. This siastic meeting

Keport contains the course of study The Fremont High School,

and many vers valuable sugges

tions from the superintendent. Will D. Ross, Principal, has an enrollment of two hundred and fifteen The Granville Public Silivols pupils and a senior class of thirty- have an enrollment of three hirired six.

and thirty-two with seventy-five in The Stark Corinty Teachers'

the High School, seventeen of Institute held its annual fall session whom are in the graduating class. at Louisville December 26 and 27. Twenty-two

Twenty-two Boxwell

Boxwell graduates The instructors were Mr. J. A.

from the township attend the · Leonard and Miss Lelia Patridge. High School, the tuition being paid Our correspondent writes that "it is by the township board. G. A. generally conceded that this was the

Chambers is superintendent. best short session of the institute The Guernsey County Teachever held in the county.”

ers' Institute was held at Cambridge - Supt. E. D. Lyon of Mansfield the week beginning December 27. and his corps of teachers are en

The instructors were Dr. J. P. thusiastic in their Reading Circle

Gordy of the Ohio State University, work. The city circle enrolls fifty

and Supt. J. C. Hartzler of Newark. six members and a carefully pre- Since Supt. Arthur Powell pared program for the year has been took charge of the Marion schools printed. The O. T. R. C. is surely eight years ago the High School growing in importance and value to has increased from eighty-seven to the teachers of Ohio each year. two hundred and twenty-one, and Salem dedicated two

the grades below the High School

from twelve hundred and sixtyschool buildings in November. The

seven to nineteen hundred and sixty. High School in that city enrolls one hundred and thirty-six pupils.

A comparison of the increase in W. H. Maurer is Principal.

the High School with that below the

High School is very suggestive. John E. Nelson, formerly of

On account of the large increase in Ohio, but now superintendent at

the High School this year an addiMarengo, Illinois, is succeeding ad

tional teacher has been employed. mirably in his work in that town,

It is to the credit of the teachers of He has a corps of ten teachers with

Marion that twenty-three of their one hundred in the High School.

number are reading the 0. T. R. C. We are under obligations to Course, and that several others are Supt. F. J. Roller of Niles for a taking the University Extension copy of the Annual Report of the Course in history.




The editor had a pleasant visit Greenville, December 18, was an to Cuyahoga county December 10 enthusiastic one. Supt. R. W. and 11. On the first named date it Mitchell of Celina made two excelwas his privilege to take part in the lent talks and the general discussion dedicatory exercises of the new on “How To Make the Coming Inpublic school building at Glenville. stitute Most Helpful" was particiThe schools in this rapidly growing pated in by a large number of teachsuburb are in a very flourishing

The school commissioner condition and exceptional satisfac- made a talk at the afternoon session. tion with the work of Supt. Cully

- The Sixty-first Annual Report was expressed by every one.

of the Cleveland Public Schools On the morning of December 11

shows a total enrollment of 52,987 a visit was made to the Western Re

with 3,241 in the different High serve University which is develop

Schools. ing at a very rapid rate under the

The following paragraph on presidency of Dr. Thwing. On the afternoon of the same day a talk

"Reading" is quoted from a recent was made to the Cuyahoga Teach

report of Supt. E. M. Van Cleve of ers' Association which was largely

Barnesville. attended by the superintendents and

The importance of good instruc

tion in reading can scarcely be overteachers of the county.

estimated; the ability to read is the - Supt. C. W. Bennett of Piqua key to all recorded knowledge. The

aims in teaching this subject, which is a member of the Council of Ad- the teacher should constantly keep ministration of the G. A. R. of in mind, are to enable children (1) Ohio. The editor does not know his to read understandingly, fluently military title but presumes that

and intelligibly; (2) to gain "Colonel” is not entirely out of thought from the printed page; (3)

to distinguish good from bad readplace.

ing; and (4) to form a taste for lit

erature and the habit of reading Supt. F. S. Coultrap of Nel

good books. The attitude of the sonville, C. L. Boyer of Logan, teacher is all important; if she enE. S. Monce of Haydenville and C.

ters into the instruction enthusiasL. Martzolff of Buchtel, and

tically the pupils will be inspired by their teachers, numbering fifty in all,

her enthusiasm; every effort should

be made to make the reading lesson spent Friday, December 17, in vis

interesting iting the Columbus city schools.

The Society of Psychological - The Darke County Teachers' and Pedagogical Inquiry have seAssociation is one of the largest in lected the following subjects for the State. The meeting held at special investigation for 1897-8.


Growth. Starbuck, Anierican Jour1. Psychology. The Nature of nal of Psychology, October, 1897. the Process of Will.

(g) Study of Fears. G. S. Hall, (a) James' Psychology. Vol. II, American Journal of Psychology, pages 486 to 593.

January, 1897. (b) Carpenter's Mental Physi

(h) Old Age and Death. Scott, ology.

American Journal of Psychology, (c) James' Will to Believe, and

October, 1897. other Essays.

(d) Mind, July, 1897. Types of The fall meeting of the RichWill, A. F. Shaud. Also, the

land County Teachers' Association Standard Psychologies on Willing, and articles in Mind, the Philosoph

was held at Shelby in November. ical Review, and the American

The morning session was devoted Journal of Psychology,

to Round Table discussions in II.

which Miss Ada Gedney of Shelby

talked of Methods of Teaching 2. Pedagogy. A Critical Comparative Study of the University Primary Numbers, Supt. W. S. Extension Plans in Matter and Ar- Lynch of Belleville of Civics in the rangement. Reference is here made

Public Schools, Miss Sarah Maryin directly to the different plans:

of Mansfield on Methods of Teach(a) Chautauqua. (b) Cosmopolitan University.

ing History, Miss Mary Aberle also (c) Chicago Herald.

of Mansfield on The Cultivation of (d) London Correspondence Col- the Reading Habit. Supt. Lanehart lege.

of Butler and Supt. T. S. Huggart (e) The University of Pennsyl- of Shelby both took part in the disvania. (f) The University of Chicago.


In the afternoon Miss Bertha III.

Ruess and Mrs. Anna Mills, both of 3. Child Study. The Nature of

the Mansfield High School, made the Child as Revealed in its Folklore, its Imaginative Stories, its

excellent addresses, the one giving Fears, and its Choice of Plays. a review of Halleck's psychology, (a) Studies of Childhood. Sully.

Sully. the other speaking on the Literature (b) Mental Development of

Work of the Reading Circle. The Child and Race. Baldwin.

Rev. Dr. Meese of Mansfield deliv(c) Religious Consciousness of Children. M. W. Calkins, in New

ered a vivid descriptive lecture on World, December, 1896.

Through Norseland. The last ad(d) Theological Life of Cali- dress of the day was from Dr. Bashfornia Children. Barnes, Pedagog- ford of Delaware. It was necessarical Seminary, Vol. II.

ily brief but with its brevity came a (e) Study of Conversion. Starbuck, American Journal of Psychol- promise of his presence at a future ogy, January, 1897.

meeting. The attendance of teach(1) Some Aspects of Religious ers from all parts of the county was

large and the general verdict was privileges, visiting parents, restorathat the session was one of the tion of damages, and apology. most profitable held for some years. Dr. Newman talked on "How

Make Schools More Practical.” The Putnam County Teachers' Association held its second ses

- The regular session of the sion at Leipsic, O., Dec. 11, 1897.

Erie County Teachers' Association “A Greeting", an original poem,

was held at Vermilion, Ohio, Dewas read by J. W. Gilmore. Dr. C.

cember 4. W. Bennett, of Piqua, O., in dis

Many of the superintendents of cussing "Methods in Geography",

the various towns in the county said that, as a rule, teachers fail were present and greatly helped to most in teaching reading; next in

make the meeting a success. teaching geography. Geography is

Most of the time was taken up by too often presented as a bundle of

discussing the various subjects on dry facts rather than real facts con

the program; the Round Table was nected with the earth. Observation made prominent, and many of the and correct expression should be

teachers took an active part in the taught in connection with geogra

discussions, thus making the meetphy. History, literature, and ge

ing helpful, interesting and useful

to those who were present. ography are used more in life than

The other branches; hence the import- subjects in which the most interest ance of teaching geography well.

was manifested, were those relating F. E. Brooke read a carefully pre

to the discipline of the school and to pared paper on “Making a Citizen." the teaching of multiplication. P. D. Amstutz showed why the pro

During the noon intermission, fession of teaching “Needed Legis. Supt. E. J. Shives very ably enterlation" to give it the protection

tained the teachers, by using his other professions have.

Phonograph, and explaining the Dr. Bennett, in presenting

mechanism of the machine, "School Management”, gave, as - The Preble County Teachers' objects of school government, to Association held a very enthusiastic maintain authority, to reform of- meeting at Eaton December 11. . fenders, to prevent others from do- The Round Table discussion of the ing wrong, and to protect the rights Reading Circle work and the “Inof children. Improper punishments dividuality" fad proved that the are sarcasm, ridicule, standing on teachers are all wide-awake. the floor, retaining after school, Prin. E. W. Wilkinson of Cinscolding, harshness, and corporal cinnati and Supt. J. W. McKinnon punishment. Proper punishments of Middletown made addresses in are private reproof, deprivation of the afternoon to an audience of five

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