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NOW come tho days when commencements aro at band, and
the ways are thronged with graduates smilingly bearing
their laurels and roses.
We will soon hear them toll us that, "O'er tho hills aro fields of
living green," and "ValleyB fair await tho f reo."
To "Hitch your wagon to a star," and "Keep your eye on tho top
And sometimes we wonder how much tho years havo- left with
them that is real, practicable and got-at-a-blo.
Tho day will como when this machine work in our schools will bo
laid asido, and when "drill mastors" will bo in less demand.
The days of youth fly swiftly. Every hour should count in tho
years the average boy and girl can spend in school. Thero is no
time for a wasted day. The tendency is too strong to bo sticklers
for system, to ho extent of losing sight of tho individual too much
To develop, to unfold, to bring out, should bo tho motto. To
crush individuality, to suppress, to mako slaves to system, tho warning.
"Wo cannot givo capacity," a teacher remarked to mo once. No,
but you can teach capacity. Every child overborn has in him lying
dormant, an inherent faculty, which if properly developed and
trained, will eventually enable him to mako a success of something.
A true teacher will carefully note mental operations. Thus alono
can sho skilfully direct. That boy may wrestle with grammar till
he's of age, and then not be able to parse "There goes the cat."
But watch him draw a steam engine. Later, And tho crudo
models he whittles surreptitiously under his desk, and for which he
is punished. Poor little wretch! And not a soul to tako tho hint.
That girl is a bright, shining light. Sho is a chronological
almanac, and will tell you over' date in English history from Caesar's
invasion on; tell of all the battles the world has known, and the
number of tho fallen; will tell you in a flash if one pipo empties a
pond in seven hours, and another in four, just how long it will tako
two to do it.
She will lead you at a lively pace thro' tho labyrinth of compound,
restrictive, relative clauses, with parrot liko precision. But it is
simply "mental discipline. A simple, real, faco to faco practical
problem will make her falter and stumble.
A child has a body, and fivo senses, a soul and mind; has nerves,
muscles, emotions, sensibilities and a will. Shall wo disregard all
these, put him into a cage, insert a funnel in his mouth, and try to
pour in and cram down all sorts of indigestible food facts, theories,
and fancios, and call it education? Shall wo stitlo his emotions,
crush out his individualities, thereby developing a stubborn and
depraved will, and thon expect him to mako a good citizon of him?
Wo live in tho midst of ten thousand mind awakening phonomona.
Let ub feed no husks from which all tho juico may bo oxtracted.
Nourishing food must make bono and nerve, just as truly in tho
mental and spiritual world as in tho physical. Dovolop tho power
to grasp tho real. Do not deal with visions; lifo is too short. Stud
ies aro only tho means to an end. Tho ond is not language, or
mathematics, but character.
It makes very littlo difforenco how learnedly you can talk on arch-
aclogical discoveries protoplasm differentiation and tho planets
acd their orbits, if you've got to earn thrco meals a day and don't
know how to do anything.
Auousta L. Packakd.
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