ERIC Number: ED267028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
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Excellence in Teaching with the Seven Laws. A Contemporary Abridgement of Gregory's "Seven Laws of Teaching."
Shafer, Carl, Ed.
This book is an update and explanation of "The Seven Laws of Teaching," written by John Milton Gregory in 1884. The teaching laws are clear and simple statements of the important factors governing the art of teaching. They are: (1) The teacher must know the lesson, truth, or art to be taught; (2) The learner must show interest in the lesson; (3) The language used as a medium between teacher and learner must be common to both; (4) The lesson to be mastered must be given in terms of truth already known by the learner; (5) Teaching must arouse the pupils to learn things for themselves; (6) Learning is thinking into one's own understanding a new idea or truth, or working into habit a new skill or art; and (7) Teaching must be completed, confirmed, and tested by review, re-thinking, and application. A chapter is presented for each law exploring the philosophy of the law, rules for teachers, and violations and mistakes. (CB)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Motivation, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Skills
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