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Teaching

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Aristotle
(384–322 B.C.) Greek philosopher who tutored Alexander the Great. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 147]
Arnold, Dr
. wise headmaster of Rugby shows his understanding of youth. [Br. Lit.: Tom Brown’s School Days; Magill II, 1039]
Auburn schoolmaster
learned and severe yet kind master of the village school. [Br. Poetry: Goldsmith The Deserted Village in Norton Literature]
Bhaer, Professor
teaches writing to Jo; eventually marries her. [Am. Lit.: Little Women]
Brooks, Miss
(Connie) popular TV show features a harried Miss Brooks as high school teacher. [TV: “Our Miss Brooks” in Terrace, II, 174]
Chips, Mr
. lovable and didactic schoolteacher. [Br. Lit.: Good-bye, Mr. Chips]
Chiron
knowledgeable Centaur; instructed Achilles, Jason, and Asclepius. [Gk. Myth.: Parrinder, 62]
Grundy, Miss
Archie’s grumpy high school teacher. [Am. Comics: “Archie” in Horn, 87]
Hartsook, Ralph
backwoods schoolteacher has severe problems with boisterous older pupils. [Am. Lit.: The Hoosier School-master; Magill I, 373]
Hicks, Miss
history teacher, antiquated but wise, impassioned, and just to her pupils. [Am. Lit.: Saroyan The Human Comedy in Magill I, 392]
Kotter, Gabe
teacher of Special Guidance Remedial Academics. [TV: “Welcome Back, Kotter” in Terrace, II, 423]
Leonowens, Mrs. Anna
young Welsh widow, tutors children and women of King of Siam. [Br. Lit.: Landon Anna and the King of Siam; Am. Musical: Rodgers and Hammerstein The King and I in On Stage, 333]
Moffat, Miss
teacher in Welsh mining town. [Br. Lit.: The Corn Is Green; NCE, 2982]
Pangloss
character who taught Candide “metaphysico-theologocosmolonigology.” [Fr. Lit.: Candide]
Phillotson, Mr
. Jude’s former schoolmaster. [Br. Lit.: Thomas Hardy Jude The Obscure]
Porpora
famous music master of Consuelo and Haydn. [Fr. Lit.: Consuelo, Magill I, 156–158]
Silenus
knowledgeable tutor of Bacchus. [Rom. Myth.: Daniel, 213]
Socrates
(469–399 B.C.) Greek philosopher; tutor of Plato. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 2553]
Squeers, Wackford
dismally ignorant schoolmaster, cruel to his charges. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Nicholas Nickleby]
Swift, Kate
stern schoolteacher, takes pains to encourage any signs of genius. [Am. Lit.: Anderson Winesburg, Ohio in Benét, 1095]
village schoolmaster
stern yet kind; the rustics wondered “that one small head could carry all he knew.” [Br. Poetry: Gold-smith The Deserted Village in Magill IV, 823]
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Every day, when I waited on him, beside the trouble he was at in teaching, he would ask me several questions concerning myself, which I answered as well as I could, and by these means he had already received some general ideas, though very imperfect.
But he commends Evenus for teaching virtue at such a 'moderate' rate as five minae.
Yet the defence, when taken out of this ironical form, is doubtless sound: that his teaching had nothing to do with their evil lives.
Morland was a very good woman, and wished to see her children everything they ought to be; but her time was so much occupied in lying-in and teaching the little ones, that her elder daughters were inevitably left to shift for themselves; and it was not very wonderful that Catherine, who had by nature nothing heroic about her, should prefer cricket, baseball, riding on horseback, and running about the country at the age of fourteen, to books -- or at least books of information -- for, provided that nothing like useful knowledge could be gained from them, provided they were all story and no reflection, she had never any objection to books at all.
And the Southern whites not only so recognize it, but they are imitating it in the teaching of the neglected masses of their own race.
The first step in the process of teaching has made him conscious of his own ignorance.
After Socrates has given this specimen of the true nature of teaching, the original question of the teachableness of virtue is renewed.
The teaching of the Sophists is confessedly inadequate, and Meno, who is their pupil, is ignorant of the very nature of general terms.
The clergyman smiled upon me when I reported what answer they gave, but said nothing a good while; but at last, shaking his head, "We that are Christ's servants," says he, "can go no further than to exhort and instruct: and when men comply, submit to the reproof, and promise what we ask, 'tis all we can do; we are bound to accept their good words; but believe me, sir," said he, "whatever you may have known of the life of that man you call Will Atkin's, I believe he is the only sincere convert among them: I will not despair of the rest; but that man is apparently struck with the sense of his past life, and I doubt not, when he comes to talk of religion to his wife, he will talk himself effectually into it: for attempting to teach others is sometimes the best way of teaching ourselves.
After this, my clergyman, waiting a while, was curious to know where Atkins was gone, and turning to me, said, "I entreat you, sir, let us walk out of your labyrinth here and look; I daresay we shall find this poor man somewhere or other talking seriously to his wife, and teaching her already something of religion.
So can you, dear Rainbow, by loving words and gentle teachings, bring back lost purity and peace to those whom pride and selfishness have blighted.
They told pleasant tales, and sang their sweetest songs to cheer and gladden, while the dim cells grew bright with the sunlight, and fragrant with the flowers the loving Elves had brought, and by their gentle teachings those sad, despairing hearts were filled with patient hope and earnest longing to win back their lost innocence and joy.

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