Posted by: austend | Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thoughts for Teachers Pt. 1

  1. Prepare each lesson by fresh study. Last year’s knowledge has necessarily faded somewhat. Only fresh conceptions inspire us to our best efforts.
  2. Find in the lesson its analogies to more familiar facts and principles. In these lie the illustrations by which it may be taught to others.
  3. Find the natural order of the several steps of the lesson. In ever science there is a natural path from the simplest notions to the broadest views; so, too, in every lesson. Find the sequence in which to teach the lesson.
  4. Find the relation of the lesson to the lives of the learners. Its practical value lies in these relations. Teach the subject in such a way as to be applicable to their lives right now.

These are all thoughts taken directly from:
John Milton Gregory, The Seven Laws of Teaching, (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1954). {Here}

This is an outstanding book! I highly recommend it for anyone who does any type of teaching.

Those statements in italics are my explanatory notes for possibly unclear statements.

This is part of a series: {All Posts in Series}

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