Aug
11

The 7 Laws of Teaching, Part 1

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Here are John Milton Gregory’s Seven Laws of Teaching:

1. A teacher must be one who knows the lesson or truth or art to be taught.
2. A learner is one who attends with interest to 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 explicable in the terms of truth already known by the learner – the unknown must be explained by means of the known.
5. Teaching is arousing and using the pupil’s mind to grasp the desired thought or to master the desired art.
6. Learning is thinking into one’s own understanding a new idea or truth or working into habit a new art or skill.
7. The test and proof of teaching done – the finishing and fastening process – must be a reviewing, rethinking, reknowing, reproducing, and applying of the material that has been taught, the knowledge and ideals and arts that have been communicated.

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