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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 2. Pedagogy. A Critical Com
talked of Methods of Teaching parative 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.
cussions. (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.
review of Halleck's psychology, (a) Studies of Childhood. Sully. the other speaking on the Literature
(b) Mental Development 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(f) 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 ography are used more in life than
to those who were present.
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
mechanism of the machine.
presenting "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
hundred people and both were en- learn the circumstances
under thusiastically received. Teachers which the poem, or book was writand school patrons from all parts of ten. 3. To reproduce in some way the county were present.
(better by writing) what is read. The first quarterly session of There were thirty-five teachthe Athens County Teachers' Insti- ers from St. Marys and vicinity in tute was held at Glouster November attendance at the N. W. O. Teach27. Fully three times as many
ers' Association held at Lima, O., teachers were present as on any
November 26 and 27. All report a similar occasion last year, and all good time at the meeting. seemed enthusiastic in their work.
The next annual session of the Most of the day was devoted to
Auglaize County Teachers' Associthe "how" of teaching, which re- ation will be held at Wapakoneta, sulted in many valuable sugges- O., the week beginning August 15, tions.
1898. The Executive Committee Educational matters in Athens
have secured Supt. S. T. Dial of County are on the advance, and Lockland, O., and Byron W. King with superintendency for our com
of Pittsburg, Pa., Prof. in the mon schools, as a start, we shall
Schools of Oratory in that city. be well on the road to success.
Supt. Dial's efficient work in our One of the best quarterly ses
last institute merited the praise of sions of the Lawrence County every teacher; and his return will Teachers' Association was held at
be hailed with a hearty welcome by Burlington, Saturday, December 4.
the teachers of Auglaize County. The principal discussions were on
Prof. King comes well recommendGrammar as given by T. Howard
ed as an instructor in institutes. It Winters of Ironton, and Literature
is the earnest desire of the Commitby C. A. Woodworth of Hanging tee and also of the Board of County Rock. The former led to the dis
Examiners that every teacher in the cussion of Reading. The prevail- County be present at our next Aning sentiment was to inculcate the
nual Institute and help make it the habit of reading substantial, solid, best ever held in the County. lifegiving literature and to discour- The Clermont County Teachage in every possible way the read- ers' Association held its second sesing of low grade novels.
sion of the year at Williamsburg The main ideas set forth in Liter- December 11. Pres. W. O. Robinature were: 1. To begin literature son presided. At the forenoon seswith the study and reading of liv- sion a paper, "Teaching in Coming American authors. 2. To mon Schools”, was read by M. E.
Applegate of Goshen, and discussed Finley. In the afternoon, "The by Supt's. Cronin, Turnipseed and Present System of Examinations in others.
Ohio” was discussed by C. C. White A solo, "Unanswered", was beau- and C. W. Newberry. Then foltifully rendered by Supt. Chatterton lowed an address on the O. T. R. C. of Batavia.
by Fred Sillery who showed in an A paper, "The Lazy Teacher”, by interesting, practical way, the great Geo. P. Hibbets of Nicholsville, benefit to be derived from a study was well written and well received.
of the Course. Miss Coral Clark In the afternoon the Ladies' read a paper reviewing "Macbeth," Quartet of Williamsburg rendered H. M. Finley discussed “Patriota most pleasing "Lullaby." This
ism in Our Schools," a number of was followed by a paper, "Neces
those present discussed "Literasity of Preparation", by T. P. Pierce
ture in the Schools," Miss Stearof Bethel
man told of "Penmanship YesterThe Association was then highly day and To-day,” and C. W. Nayentertained and instructed by the
lor talked on "Township Supervis
ion." address of Supt. John Burke of Newport, Ky., on “The Pilgrims - Principal H. M. Linn of the and Puritans.”
Sandusky High School read a very Supt. Chatterton by request again interesting and sugestive paper on favored the audience with music. "The Place of American History in The session was a most pleasant and Our Schools” at the meeting of the profitable one. Adjourned to meet Franklin County Teachers' Associin Batavia.
ation held in Columbus, December
18. - The many friends of John C. Ridge will be delighted to learn that --The Berea schools enroll 487 he is rapidly recovering from his pupils. For the past four months severe illness. He was able to the percent of attenance has averspend some time in Columbus, holi
aged 97. day week, and was the recipient of
-Supt. A. H. Dixon of Marsha beautiful gold headed cane pre
field has taken up the work of sented by a number of life-long "Township Educational Rallies” in friends.
Athens county and held a very en-The Morgan County teachers thusiastic meeting at Pleasanton held an Association at Stockport, the evening of December 21. December 11. At the forenoon School board, citizens and teachers session "Arithmetic in Our County took an active part in the discusSchools” was discussed by a large sion, many of whom expressed number of teachers led by H. M. themselves as having heard, for the first time, the subject so plainly put. which is composed of upwards of Supt. Dixon was at his best, and his thirty branch associations of kinremarks elicited much applause. dergartners organized in as many The next rally will be held at Al- cities of the United States. bany some time in January.
The National Kindergarten Un-The following preliminary
ion was organized in 1892 at Sarprogramme is announced for the
atoga, at a meeting of the National third annual meeting of the Kin
Educational Association. In 1895 dergarten Union, which is to be held
a.preliminary meeting was held in
Boston, and in 1896 the first Conat the Philadelphia Normal School,
vention was held in New York. Thirteenth and Spring Garden
The Second Convention was held streets, on February 18 and 19,
last April in St. Louis. 1898: February 18--Forenoon, busi
-H. Z. Hobson is succeeding ness meeting; afternoon, addresses admirably in his new position as of welcome; topic for discussion, superintendent of the Salineville "The Training of the Kinder- schools. His corps of teachers garten," Mrs. Alice Putnam, of numbers twelve, and the enrollment Chicago, and Miss Laura Fisher, of of pupils is nearly seven hundred. Boston; evening, public meeting, addresses by Dr. Lyman Abbott, of
BOOKS AND MAGAZINES. Brooklyn, topic to be announced, American Book Co., Cincinnati, and Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler on "Infancy and Education."
Stories of Ohio. By William February 19-Forenoon, confer- Dean Howells, These Stories are ence; afternoon, reception to dele- told in Howells's inimitable style, gates; evening, addresses by Miss and are entertaining, interesting, Susan Blow, James L. Hughes, and instructive. They should be Superintendent of Schools, Tor- read by the boys and girls of our onto, and Dr. Lightner Witmer, of public schools both for their literC'niversity of Pennsylvania. on ary value and also for the State "The Kindergarten as a Psycho- pride which they will certainly delogical Laboratory.”
velop. It is anticipated that between 200 and 300 kindergartners will be in at
Ginn & Co., Chicago, II.: tendance. The Philadelphia Branch Burke's Speech on Conciliation of the union is already making with America. Edited with Notes preparations for the reception and and Introduction by Hammond entertainment of the delegates. Lamont, Associate Professor of
Miss Lucy Wheelock, of Boston, Rhetoric in Brown University. Mass., is President of the union, Price 60c.