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fore established by Mr. Pulitzer an opportunity to the banks of the Delaware. The gift is valued most obtain the preparation necessary to their admission to highly because of the relationship between the donor a college of the first rank.
and the recipient as pupil and teacher. These collegiate scholarships were founded by him four years ago, on the roth of May. He proposed to The Colorado School Journal gives the following give, and has since given, $250 a year for the term of item, which we think worthy of attention, as presenta full college course to each of twelve boys selected ing a useful hint: annually through open competition from the gradu- "Why don't you make something of yourself? If ates of the grammar schools of New York city. I were you I'd be more than a mere society girl.”
The object of the provision was to enable capable The words were addressed by a former teacher in and ambitious poor boys to obtain the best college Colorado schools to a young lady pupil. The pupil education that the country offers. The only condi- recently repeated them to the writer at an art receptions attached to the gifts were: 1. That the boys tion, in explanation of her indifference to mere society must be in such circumstances as not to be able to pleasures. Teacher and pupil have resided thousands take a college course without help. 2. That the of miles apart for years, but each is enthusiastically scholarship must be awarded after impartial and open devoted to special praiseworthy achievement. At the competitive examination. 3. That the boys gaining time the friendly admonition was given, the pupil was the scholarships be absolutely free to select their col- a girl and only in her teens; vivacious and impulsive, lege, the only proviso being that it be an institution without application. Her estimate of living 'seemed of the first rank.
measured by life's opportunities for social good times. The scheme instantly enlisted the attention of the But those words of her teacher eight years ago first class which it was designed to benefit, and sixty boys awakened in her a sense of the true worth of living contested for the scholarships the first year.
and are repeated with loving, grateful remembrance.
The story illustrates a phase of successful teaching." Give the learner a chance. There are few more common faults than that of the teacher's doing most The teacher who has learned to look on the bright of the reciting. Children ought to be allowed to do side and show only a sunny countenance to his pupils the telling in class, but unfortunately the habit of has taken a long stride in the direction of the successtalking too much and giving too much aid and too ful teaching. But while doing this he has also made much explanation is one of the easiest for the teacher his work a pleasure. to contract. There are of course many times and
Personal Items. opportunities when the teacher may with good effect explain and simplify, but great care should be exer
Ex-Supt. Aaron Sheely of Adams County, Pa., is cised that the explanations come at these times and
conducting a select school at Gettysburg, Pa. no other, and that the pupil should whenever possible be permitted and required to do his own work.
Albert H. Raub, A. M., has re-engaged to teach in An observant superintendent cannot fail to notice that Rittenhouse Academy, Philadelphia, for the ensuing the most unsatisfactory results come from the teach year, ing which requires least of the pupils. Give the
Col. Geo. T. Balch, who has for years energetically learner a chance.
and enthusiastically labored for the advancement of
patriotic training in the schools, died suddenly of Delaware is a small state but it catches large fish. apoplexy at his home, New York city, last week. The editor has just been called away from his writing
Supt. Andrew S. Draper has been invited to the to receive a present of a beautiful Delaware shad, over presidency of the University of Illinois at Champaign. 2572 inches long and weighing 8 % pounds, the gift He is still undecided whether to accept the flattering of one of his sophomores living at Delaware City, on
Mr. J. L. Long, who was recently elected to the G. W. Loomis will remain at St. Joseph, Mich., superintendency of the Dallas, Texas, schools, is the another year, salary, $1,500. president of the Texas State Teachers' Association
Harry P. Hudson is promoted to head professor of and has been prominently spoken of as a candidate the department of political science, Chicago' Univerfor state superintendent.
sity. Mr. A. J. Alexander has given the Presbyterian
Prof. Edward Mims has been elected to the chair Theological School at Louisville property in Chicago, of American and English Language and Literature valued at $100,000.
in Trinity College. He is a young man, a graduate Prof. L. B. Leech, who has been the Principal of of Vanderbilt University, and a fine scholar. the Catlettsburg, Ky., school, for three years past,
Hon. B, S. Morgan, ex-state superintendent of was lately stabbed in three places by a boy whom he schools, has engaged in the practice of law in Charhad reprimanded.
leston. He was a member of the bar some years beMiss Jean Mumford, daughter of J. P. Mumford, fore his election. cashier of the National Bank of the Republic, and of
Mrs. Ella Kedzie, formerly of Olivet, has been enMrs. Mary E. Mumford, of the Board of Education,
gaged to instruct the class in freehand drawing at the died on Saturday, Apr. 28, at Cornell University, Michigan Agricultural College until the return of Ithaca, N. Y., after a short illness of typhoid pneu- Prof. Holdsworth. monia.
H. J. Gaertner, of the chair of mathematics in InProf. A. J. Eckels, Principal of New Castle, Pa., High School, was recently poisoned by inhaling diana Normal College, has been elected 10 a similar arsenic while making an experiment in chemistry. chair in Wilmington College, O. Antidotes were promptly administered with success. Prof. Bowen, of the State University at Lincoln,
Dr. Crawford, President of Allegheny College, Neb., has accepted the position as director of the State spends the time not actually employed in class-room Normal gymnasium recently completed at Ypsilanti. work in preaching and lecturing. The increased at- Mr. Bowen was formerly an instructor in mathematics tendance at the institution he represents indicates that in this school and is competent to fill the position this advertising medium is a good one.
Dr. Holmes, with honor. late of Johns Hopkins University, was recently made a member of the faculty of Allegheny College, profes
Hints. sor of Latin. Melvin A. Brannon of the Fort Wayne High School
On History. has been elected professor of biology in the State University of North Dakota.
REVOLUTIONS AND ADMINISTRATIONS. Mr. Evelyn Abbott has been requested by the Masters and Fellows of Balliol College to prepare the
1. Assign lessons by topics and not by pages.
2. Lead the pupil to give in his own language all the biography of the late Professor Jowett. For the past twenty years Mr. Abbott has been in close touch with information he has been able to collect.
3. In developing a topic, as far as possible base each the beloved master.
question upon the preceding answer, and connect and sysFranklin H. Gidding of Bryn Mawr College, for- tematize the matter given in recitation. merly of Springfield, has been appointed to the new 4. Show how the history of a place or a country depends chair of sociology in Columbia College.
upon its geography, Rev. Charles F. Meserve, who succeeds the 5. Call frequent attention to causes and results, history lamented Dr. H. M. Tupper as President of Shaw being merely an unfolding. University and Estey Seminary, has entered upon the 6. Pay marked attention to biography. duties of his position.
7. Call attention to noted days in history.
8. Read extracts from books before the class, and relate Is the adopted course of study followed? incidents pertaining to the lesson.
Are the out-houses in good condition? 9. Give frequent exercises in written work on review. Are they free from obscene writing or pictures?
10. Finally, do not burden the learner with dates and Are there separate out-houses for boys and girls?
Are there trees planted on the school ground?
How is the school supplied with water?
What suggestions did you make to the teacher or to the
Dr. Richard H. Lewis has built a school house on his Do pupils enter and leave the room in an orderly man- lot on King Street, Kingston. He has a select school. ner?
Mrs. R. Lewis assists in the literary department.
Professor Drummond, in his first lecture at Chicago Do they recite in a natural tone of voice?
University comes out very plainly in favor of the DarwinDoes the teacher speak in a natural tone?
ian theory of evolution. Are the pupils attentive during recitations?
Does the teacher make the questions so simple that the Mr. J. J. Hagerman, has just given $1,000 for the purpupil can guess the answer?
chase of books for a new Coburn Library of Colorado Do pupils seem to understand their answers?
College. Does the teacher unnecessarily repeat the answer after the pupil?
Michigan has quite a number of lady commissioners of Does the teacher assist other pupils while a class is re- schools, and their work is highly spoken of. Indeed, The
School Moderator thinks some of the incapable men might citing?
Does the teacher make any explanation of the text les well give place to women. son when assigning it?
Cornelius Vanderbilt is building a dormitory at Yale in Are other pupils studious and quiet while a class is re
memory of his son who died there last year. It will cost citing?
$500,000, and will provide for 130 students. Is the room properly ventilated? Is the floor clean?
Dartmouth has graduated forty college presidents, two Do the directors provide a janitor?
hundred college professors, sixty members of Congress, and Are the walls, stove, etc., free from chalk, pencil, or
twenty-four governors. Daniel Webster and Rufus Choate other marks?
are among her famous alumni. Is there plenty of good blackboard, a dictionary, wall
At the University of Colorado the first place at the local Are the walls ornamented with any mottoes, pictures, oratorical contest was won by a woman. etc.? Is there a program posted in the room?
The National Department of Superintendence at RichDid the teacher follow the regular order of recitations mond passed a resolution in favor of Statė legislation reduring your visit?
quiring, in all school edifices hereafter to be erected, proIs the state school register kept in the room?
vision for furnishing 1,500 cubic feet of air per hour for Is it properly kept?
each pupil, and another resolution in favor of legislative Are the footings for last week complete?
enactments to make the kindergarten a part of the system Is the teacher genteel in person and manners?
of public instruction in all the States of the Union. Before Are pupils polite to visitors, teachers, and each other.
this can be accomplished several State constitutions may Is there much whispering?
have to be changed.
It costs $1,000,000 a year to run Harvard University.
Courses of Study and Place in System of High Schools
and Academies. Mount Holyoke College is more richly endowed finan- Laboratory equipment and methods for teaching Natucially than either Radcliffe or Wellesley. It has produc-ral Science. tive yielding funds to the amount of $270,000.
Should any modern language but English be taught ?
Practical discipline in the high school.
Special training of high school teachers. Office, Winona, Minn., April 4th, 1894.-MR. EDITOR.
The professional spirit in Secondary Schools. I send, herewith, circular No. 2, and take the liberty to add
HIGHER DEPARTMENT. a statement of a few of the leading subjects and speakers in
The Future of the Smaller College, by President John the department programs believing that you will wish to F. Crowell, Trinity College, N. C. publish a part or all of this information in your next issue
The Group system of College Studies, by Prof. E. H. in advance of the publication of the official bulletin.
Griffin, Johns Hopkins University, Md. THE NATIONAL COUNCIL.
Control of College Athletics by Faculties and Alumni, The Relation of Technical to Liberal Education, by. by George Wharton Pepper, Esq., Philadelphia, Pa. Dr. C. M. Wood, St. Louis, Mo. Professional and Technical Instruction in the University, D. Warfield, Lafayette College, Pa.
Student Co-operation in College Discipline, by Pres. E. by Dr. N. M. Butler, New York.
The Amherst System, by Prof. H. H. Neill, Amherst Discussions of Report of Committee of Ten.
College, Mass. The Dogma of Formal Mental Discipline, by Dr. B. A.
ART DEPARTMENT. Hinsdale, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Art Education and Manual Training, by J. Liberty Tadd, The Psychology of Imitative Functions in Childhood, Philadelphia Public Industrial School. by Dr. W. T. Harris, Washington, D. C., and Prof. Josiah
Color in Public School Education, by Mary Dana Hicks, Royce, Harvard University.
Boston, Mass. The Co-ordination of Elementary Studies, by Supt. L.
Perspective in Public School Education, by D. R. AugsH. Jones, Indianapolis.
burg, Salt Lake City, Utah. The Co-ordination of Studies in Elementary and Secon
Elementary Art Education in Public Schools, by W. dary Schools, by W. H. Bartholomew, Louisville, Ky.
Bertha Hintz, New York Art School. The French System of Moral Education, by Dr. Joseph
Modeling in Public School Education, by Elizabeth C. Baldwin, Austin, Texas.
Kent, Minneapolis, Minn. Principles of Co-ordination for Elementary Studies, by
BUSINESS EDUCATION. Dr. Charles De Garmo, Swarthmore, Pa.
Papers will be presented on the leading phases of the The Country School, by Dr. E. E. White, Columbus, following topics: Book-keeping, Practical Mathematics, Ohio.
Penmanship, English and Correspondence, Commercial KINDERGARTEN DEPARTMENT.
Law and Civil Government, Shorthand and Typewriting. The Psychology of Froebel, by Caroline M. Hart, Balti
Equally interesting topics will be presented by the Ele.
mentary, Normal, Manual and Industrial and Music SecLife Principles in the Kindergarten by Annie M. Bryan, tions (programs not yet received), by educational leaders Louisville, Ky.
in their respective departments. The necessary Relation between Kindergarten and Pri
Thanking you in advance for any aid you may render in mary School, by Lucy Wheelock, Boston, Mass.
bringing to the attention of your readers the attractions of Self-activity, by Elizabeth Harrison, Chicago, Ill.
the meeting at Asbury Park, The Value of Organization, by Sarah J. Cooper, San
I am, very truly yours, Francisco, Cal.
IRWIN SHEPARD, Secretary. The Related Development of Morality and Intelligence in the Kindergarten Idea, by Mary McCulloch, St. Louis, to John Hopkins university his herbarium and botanical
Captain John Donnel Smith, of Baltimore has presented Mo.
library, which are of great scientific value and represent SECONDARY DEPARTMENT.
the labor of twenty years. Professor W. K. Brooks of the
university says the collection is one of the most valuable in Defects of the Secondary Schools.
The cry of "hard times” does not prevent philanthro
Query Column. pists from endowing educational institutions. The college of the United Brethern at North Manchester, Ind., has
ANSWERS. come into possession of a million dollars.
54. Analyze, The Southern Educational Association will meet at
"I found my book growing dull." Louisville, Ky., next July, at the joint invitation of the
+ Kentucky Educational Association and the Louisville Ed
found growing dull | book | my ucational Association.
Growing dull is the objective compliment or factitive
S. B. Nearly one half the entire revenue of Alabama is used participle. for educational purposes.
"You may imagine me sitting there." School suffrage for women and free text-books for pupils
You | have both been defeated in the Ohio Legislature, the
+ former measure by only seven votes. The bill to repeal
may imagine sitting me the township law, known as the Workman Law, from the
| there name of the author,-also failed.
May imagine sitting is the predicate.
S. R. The University of Michigan has been noted for its low tuition fees; twenty dollars to resident, and thirty dollars to
56. Analyze, non-resident students. The regents have decided to in
“Paul was now about to open his mouth.
Paul | crease these fees five dollars each. As the number of stu
+ dents is between 2700 and 3000 this means a snug little addition to its income.
about to open
mouth his The rule relating to tardiness and absence of pupils in About to open is the attribute, or attribute complement. force in the Binghamton, N. Y., schools is a practical one.
S. B. It provides that it shall be the duty of teachers at the close
QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED. of each day to notify parents or guardians of every case of absence or tardiness not excused. Pupils are not to be 57. Analyze, sent home for excuses when tardy, but may be refused ad
"Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is mission at the next morning of the school if the proper more hope of a fool than of him."
Α. Ε. Ε. excuses are not rendered, for either absence or tardiness. No pupils a'e refused admittance unless the proper notice
The tower is two hundred and fifty feet high. has been served according to this rule.
A. F. G.
SMART Boy.-A teacher in one of the public schools 59. Analyze, was drilling her children in music.
A. S. A.
"I alone was solitary and idle." "What does it mean when you see the letter if' over 60. Analyze, bar or stave?" she asked.
"You and I look alike."
A. G. E. "Forte," answered one of the pupils. "And what does the character 'ff' mean?"
61. There is a vessel in the form of a frustum of a cone, There was a short period of forgetfulness on the part of standing on its lesser base, whose solidity is 8.67 feet, the the children and then one of them shouted triumphantly depth 21 inches, its greater base diameter is to that of the "Eighty.” N. Y. Morning Journal.
lesser as 7 to 5, into which a globe had accidently been
put, whose solidity was 2% times the measure of its surface. For larger salaries or change of location, address Teach- Required the diameters, the diameter of the vessel and of ers' Co-Operative Association, 70 Dearborn St., Chicago the globe, and tow many gallons of water would be req: Orville Brewer, Manager.
uisite just to cover the latter within the former. B.