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overtaxing the mind of the normal,
Then, as your children grow, keep
abreast of them in knowledge. Other
wise you will some day know the
sting of your child's shame of his
own parents' ignorance.
In the schools I have founded we
make the primary consideration the
discovery of what the child wants to
know, and act accordingly, instead of
teaching he child what we think it
ought to know.
Our method is to let the children
write on the blackboard every morn
ing what they wish to know. Then
we look up the requested informa
tion, generally in the Book of Knowl
edge, which may be termed our text
The children are thus intensely in
terested. They make their own les
sons. They are able to apply what
they have learned, for they have al
ready discovered a need for that spe
cific bit of knowledge, otherwise they
would not have asked for information
Next day the children write what
they have learned in their book of
informatio, under the head, "What I
Have Learned Today."
These record books are kept in
place of examinations.
And I am down on examinations.
They are abominations. They mean
nothing and are not a test of what
we know. Some day examinations
as we now have them the terror of
all schoolchildren wuTbe general
Sensitive children are often wor
ried into sickness and not infrequent
ly into suicide by examinations.
(To Be Continued.)
Use very hot water for bruises it
relieves the pain quickly and often
prevents the ugly black and blue
A tickling in the throat may often
be relieved if one gargles hot salt water.
ONLY WOMAN ENVOY TO FAIR
Mrs. Crocker Vassardis, vice-con
sul general for Greece at the Pain
ama-Pacific Exposition, who has been,
carrying on all the business, as well
as the social duties of the Greek com
mission there for many weeks.
King'Constantine gave his sanction
that she act as such representative
during the absence of her husband,
the consul-general, wtio was. called to
New York at ab'outthe time the Bal
kan situation became acute.
She is the only woman envoy at
Sift 1 cup of white cornmeal with
2-3 cap of flour, 1 teaspoon of salt
and 2 of baking powder; sift 3 times.
Beat 2 eggs together with 1 table
spoon of sugar, add 1 cupfuls of
hot milk and a heaping- tablespoonful
of butter; when butter is melted sift
in the flour mixture and beat rapidly
for 3 minutes. Turn into hot muffin
pans that have been well greased and
jbake in quick over -20 minutes.
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