The Rational Lesson

In "PNEU Teaching Principles" (Found Here ) we were reminded that in Charlotte Mason circles it is a very important teaching principle for the teacher to not interfere with the child's own connections to books or experiences. The result of not keeping this principle in mind is expressed well in "The Rational Lesson" by S. De Brath. Teachers endeavor, often with great pains, to give to their pupils the conclusions they have themselves arrived at, and the information they have themselves acquired, but it does not seem to strike them that the more correct and unassailable these conclusions are, the more passively receptive the mind of the learner is likely to become. To have the thinking done f

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