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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 8

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PAGE EIGHT ALTON EVENING WEDNESt)A¥, AUGUST; 14, 1963 FOREST HOMES SCHOOL ADDITION A four-room addition to Forest Homes Grade School will be ready when school opens this fall. The new section, built this summer, will give the school 12 class rooms. Donald Simpson, assistant superintendent of the Bethalto School Unit 8, views the new addition. Needs Many Things Qualities of Good Teacher Expounded by Educator The good teacher is one who is alive with living thoughts. He has the ability to work responsibly and productively in the academic disciplines. He respects imagination. He is deeply concerned with the creative capacities ol human ings. He is fluent in the use of language, but receptive to nonverbal forms of expression. He has the professional knowledge and technical, skill required of the artist in any vocation. He is a multiplier, increasing or decreasing the effect of every other factor in a child's education. Good teachers are "very unusual people," says John H. Fischer, president of Teachers College, Columbia University. The qualities he lists are described in the new report, "The Shape of Education," published by the National School Public Relations Association, a department of the National Education Association. '"The intelligent, discerning, sensitive, and energetic people we need in teaching," says Dr. Fischer, "are also sought in substantial numbers by virtually .every other important field of work, It is only reasonable and honest to admit that there are not enough of them to go around and that we cannot hope to have one in every classroom." Although much as possible about the physical and cultural world and be critically aware of his own'rela- tion to it," he declared, "is now so thoroughly accepted that we may assume this as a premise upon which further discussion may go forward. . . . "The intending teacher's priiv cipal objective in pursuing his gen eral education should be to acquire not factual knowledge alone, however comprehensive or intensive, but the ability to work responsibly and productively in the academic disciplines. . . . ".The good teacher should gain through his own education and from his broader experience understanding and appreciation of a wide variety of human qualities. He should, for example, respect imagination, holding for it a regard as something much more han a charming, childlike quali there aren't enough master teachers to go around, Fischer said, it is important that the effect of the master teacher should be felt in every classroom every year. Scarce Commodity "We have a scarce commodity which we ought to distribute as advantageously as we can," he said, "ft would, therefore, seem logical to abandon the assumption on which school staffing patterns have so long been based — that teachers are so similar in basic competence that in a given school Mother Goretti To Join Staff At Marquette Joining the Marquette High School staff this year will be Mother Maria Goretti, a former teacher at St. Patrick's School, Alton, who has been teaching at Ursuline Academy, Dallas, Tex., for the past two years. Mother Maria Goretti will teach first and second year Latin classes, replacing Mother Miriam Patricia, who has been transferred to Villa Maria Academy, Frontenac, Minn. Another new teacher at Marquette this year will be Mrs. Ran elle Coates, formerly of Centralia but moving to the Alton area this month. Mrs. Coates will teach typing and shorthand classes. All of the other teachers, boll religious and lay, will be return ly. He should know that without it other humane qualities are not likely to flower nor creative effort or serious critiscism to be advanced. In addition to respecting imagination, the first- the first-rate teacher possesses and displays it." Most of the foregoing qualities, Fischer noted, could be applied to the education of any man or woman, but the teacher faces a specific task for which he must be prepared. The growth of knowledge and expansion of the curriculum, he suggested, indicate that specialized programs beyond those nowoffered should be developed, at both the graduate and undergraduate level, in the preparation of teachers. These, he said, might include differentiating between elementary and secondary school teaching, among the several subject fields, and among the subdivision of special education and pupil personnel work, and providing more advanced work for Ihose preparing to deal with unusual cultural situations, or to teach in schools where ethnic and language problems are serious, or vhere the incidence of juvenile delinquency and other maladjustment may be exceptional. Desirable as the generalist teacher is, Fischer said, it is time to reexamine current practices critically and to ask whether our efforts are as sharply focused as they should be. Dodds Tells New List of Teachers EDWAKDSVlLLE-New teachers in the fidwafdsville dprnniuh- ity School District, have been announced by A. Gordon Dodds, superintendent, for the coming year. They are: Miss Gail Anderson, Junior High art; Jack Harold Asbury, Senior High social studies; Miss Carolyn Beckett, Junior High music; Mrs. Jacqueline Blocktey, elementaryi Tom Dean Conkright, German; Loroy Dayton, elementary; Mrs. Bettie Duncan, elementary; Louis Henry Emge, Junior High math; Mrs. Marion Fitzgerald, elementary; Ricliard Henry Ford, Senior High physical ed- uation; Miss Ann Louise Friemel Junior High science; Mrs. Carol Fruit, elementary; Miss Evelyn Goddard, elementary; Miss Moureen Gorman, elementary; Mrs. Virginia Gornall, nurse; Mrs. Ruth Harris, nurse; M i s Rose Marie Hoefer, Senior High Girls physical education; Miss Donna Rae Howe, Junior High language arts and social studies; Mrs. Adrienne Jackson, elementary; Mrs. Faith Kclley, element- lary; Mrs. Carolyn Madison, ele- 'mentary; Miss Mary C. Raski Junior High landguage arts and social studies; James Leroy Pau Senior High English; Thomas Y Rogers, Junior High science Mrs. Deloris Sheriff, elementary Miss.Elizabeth Stolz, Senior High Science; Mrs. Sandra Stuart, el ementary; Miss Judith Tharp, el ementary; Jack L. Thatcher, elementary; Cecil Garry Whitlow, elementary physical education; Charles Frey muth, 'Junior High social stud ies; John Floyd Gerdes, Junioi High mathematics; Joseph Alfred Weber, elementary art; John GOPHER LEADS WAY TO GERMAN BOMB DUMP MOSCOW — A gopher lead to the finding of a Nazi bomb-dump on the outskirts' of a town in Moldavia, a republic of the USSR. The gopher had popped into its burrow when chased by two boys. They tried to dig it out, but instead of the gopher, they came across a rusty bomb stabilizer. Experts later unearthed and made safe some 2,000 bombs bur- Dennis Coleman art; Mrs. Doris Senior Lucille High Price part-time elementary physical ed ucation; Billy Blythe Junior High language arts and social studies; Donald Dillow Junior High assistant principal; William Garry Organ, Junior High mathematics; Mrs. Deloees Jean Strubing, elementary; Mrs. Oneida Hileman Junior High English; George E Wilson, Spanish; Robert G.' Stan ish, elementary; Rue Edward Foe assistant principal at Senior High School. Two administrative officer: lave been assigned to new posi tions. Joe Lucco will serve hall time as administrative assistan and half-time as, athletic direc tor and basketball coach an James Tilashalski will serve a principal of the Glen Carbo School. INDUSTRIAL SHOP This industrial arts building going ing of school,'Victor VanDyne, tip at Southwestern High School Ts ex- cipal, said, pected to be completed fit time for opon- PTA Project Rosewood School to Continue German Classes for Students ROSEWOOD HEIGHTS — German classes for the students of the Rosewood School will be continued as a project of the Rosewood Parent-Teacher Assn. this year, Mrs. Leo Spiller, president, lias announced. Proposals to revive the "Rosewood Follies" of a few years ago, and to sponsor a showing of ladies spring and summer fashions, as money making projects, will be presented for the approval of the membership at the 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 meeting in Rosewood School. "Our future—our children" has been selected as the theme of the year's programs which will be based on the educational opportunities open to the children of today School board members, ;eachers, administrators and school personnel will be guests at the first meeting when the pro;ram "Today through May" will DC presented. Meetings will be held at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, other program announced are: "Today—counseling for Tomorrow"; "American Education;" "Today—to diploma" dealing with education in elementary grades and high school; "Today—to de gree", high school .through college; "Today's administration for tomorrow;" "Today—fitness for future health"; and '.'Today's student—tomorrow's citigen." There will be no meeting in December. Appointed as committee .chairmen are: Mrs. William DeVous, birthday table; Mrs. Stance Crouch, Brownie representative; Roger Harris, budget and finance; Phil Leininger; Mrs. Jerry Myers, and Mrs. Robert Elliott, education; Mrs. Roland Hopper, hospitality; Wyatt. Dodson, legislation; Steve' Paynic, '-library; Mrs. David Poe, membership;. Elmer Isringhaus, historian; Cecil Neunaber, program; Mrs; Edward Hartwig, publications; Mrs. Robert Bowser,* publicity; Mrs. James Holcomb and Mrs. Harry Young, room representatives; Mrs. Isringhaus, Rosewood reported—PTA newspaper; Leo Kanz, safety; Isringhaus, Cub Scout representative; Mrs. Paul Scroggins and Mrs. Leininger, ways and means; R.A.F. EXPEDITION FINDS 'STINGING' TREK ADEN — A party of R.A.F. men have encountered trees whose leaves sting worse than nettles They grow on the Isle of Socotra near to the entrance to the Gul: of Aden. The R.A.F. party went there recently to lean if the island was suitable for expedition exercises. And it seratinly is — for those who like it tough! The visitors could go only a mile an hour through the thick vegation which includes the stinging treob on the lower mountain slopes. WHATEVER YOU DO your . use JPAINT! 101 W. BRqAl)WAV DOWNTOWN ALTON SHOP IN AIR COND/T/ONED COMFORT FRANKLIN UNION What a Wonderful Room To Wake Up In! OPEHf ' r «9P.M. •MONDAY •THURSDAY each one may safely be assigned approximately the same kind and amount of responsibility as every other. Anyone who has ever 'worked in a school knows that the premise is not valid, that teachers do in fact vary enormously, not only in experience and personality, but also in talent, inclination, training, skill, and effectiveness." "By having a highly competent teacher relatively close to every child," Fischer said, "perhaps on the basis of one such teacher to a Rroup of four, five, or six classrooms, it might become possible to protect more children from the gigantic lottery which every year determines who shall have a good teacher and who shall have what Is left." As he envisioned it, the preferred arrangement would expand the practice of providing assistants to teachers to perform those functions for which high professional training is not required, and those teachers who do not qualify as master or artist teachers have easy access to a counselor or leader who could work closely with them and help them use best whatever potentiality they possess In discussing the qualities re quired of the good teacher Fischei said there was no need to argue the case for the liberal arts as a necessary component in the edu cation of teachers. As Much As Possible "That a teacher should know as ing for the coming school year. 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