Craftsmanship in Teaching: Large print

Craftsmanship in Teaching: Large print

by William Chandler Bagley




Craftsmanship in Teaching by William Chandler Bagley

CHAPTER I Craftsmanship in Teaching I
"In the laboratory of life, each newcomer repeats the old experiments, and laughs and weeps for himself. We will be explorers, though all the highways have their guideposts and every bypath is mapped. Helen of Troy will not deter us, nor the wounds of Cæsar frighten, nor the voice of the king crying 'Vanity!' from his throne dismay. What wonder that the stars that once sang for joy are dumb and the constellations go down in silence."-Arthur Sherburne Hardy: The Wind of Destiny.

We tend, I think, to look upon the advice that we give to young people as something that shall disillusionize them. The cynic of forty sneers at what he terms the platitudes of commencement addresses. He knows life. He has been behind the curtains. He has looked upon the other side of the scenery,-the side that is just framework and bare canvas. He has seen the ugly machinery that shifts the stage setting-the stage setting which appears so impressive when viewed from the front. He has seen the rouge on the cheeks that seem to blush with the bloom of youth and beauty and innocence, and has caught the cold glint in the eyes that, from the distance, seem to languish with tenderness and love. Why, he asks, should we create an illusion that must thus be rudely dispelled? Why revamp and refurbish the old platitudes and dole them out each succeeding year? Why not tell these young people the truth and let them be prepared for the fate that must come sooner or later?

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781725120334
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/14/2018
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.33(d)

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