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Elbridge Smith of the Cambridge High School, was chosen
Chairman, and J. W. Hunt of Newton, Secretary.
Whereupon it was moved, by Charles Hammond, Principal of
Lawrence Academy, Groton, “ That measures be taken for
forming a Middlesex County Teachers' Association.”
This being seconded, gave rise to an interesting discussion,
in which it was settled,
1st. That there is no Teachers' Association now existing in
the County, and
2d. That there is great need of such an Association for the
mutual benefit of the Teachers, and the furtherance of Edu-
cation throughout the various towns. Messrs. Hammond of
Groton, Smith of Cambridge, Frost of Waltham, Gale of Mal-
den, Hovey of Framingham, Chase of Lowell, Peirce of Wal-
tham, and several others, participated in the discussion. All
expressing their warm approval of the proposition, and pledging
their hearty co-operation in carrying it out. The motion passed
C. C. Chase, of the Lowell High School, moved " That a
Committee of five be appointed to issue a Circular calling upon
the Teachers of Middlesex to assemble in Convention, at some
convenient place and time, for the purpose of forming a County
Pursuant to this motion, Messrs. C. C. Chase, E. Smith, J.
W. Hunt, C. Hammond and A. M. Gay, of Charlestown, were
It was voted that a condensed report of the meeting be fur-
nished for publication in the “ Teacher.”
The meeting then adjourned to meet at the call of the Com-
J. W. HUNT, Secretary.
A Happy Thought, 376.
Ancient Records, 390.
Anglo Saxon Language, remarks on, 16, 50, 80.
Anglo Saxon Root-Words, Hand-Book of, 355.
Ascham, Roger, 70.
Arithmetic, how do you teach it? 185.
American Institute, Meeting of, 224.-Circular of, 255.-Officers of, 328.-
Report of Proceedings of, 301.-Prize Circular of, 64.
Astronomy, High Schools, 254.
Adams, John, concerning his children, 282.-As a Schoolmaster, 375.
Bible, in Schools, 99.--No. of Books, verses, &c., in, 242.
Birds, The good night of the, 181.
Business Qualities of Professional men, 369.
Changes, 31, 96, 331.
Childhood, the Open Sense of, 213.
Composition, Essay upon, 268.— Writing of, 289.
Coke, Sir Edward, 167.
Colburn, Dana P., Work on Discount, &c., 393.
Co-workers with God, 369.
Dependence, of man on Foreign Countries for luxuries, &c., 39.
Drawing, in Public Schools, 112.-Industrial Drawing, 157.
Duty, and one who did it, 376.
Education, Public in Europe, 30.-Of the Heart, 111.-Love, Hope and
Patience in, 154.-Its nature and objects, 139.- A complete system of
Public Education, 82.-Physical, Extract from an address, 231.-
Thoroughness of, Extract from an address on, 235.-In Connecticut,
329.-Popular Education in the United States 336.-Education, Web-
ster on, 371.-Of our Grandmothers, 374.
Eliot, Hon. S. A., Address of before the American Academy of Arts and
Eye and Ear in Elementary Instruction, 265.
Elementary Instruction, Eye and Ear in, 265.
Example, power of, 379.
Europe, Trip to, 382.
Flower Culture, Domestic, 155.
Government in Schools, 119.
Grandmothers, Education of our, 374.
God, works of, 114.-Co-workers with, 369.
Hammond, Chas., Minority Report of, on Phonetics, 40.
Hall, Rev. N., Address of, 65.
He taught them many things, 388.
Honest Boy, the, 121.
Home Travels, of a Primary School Teacher, 129.
Hour at Twilight, 209.
History, Outlines of, by Weber, 284.
Histories, notices of, 287.
Instruction, Copious knowledge necessary to good instruction, 100.-
Improvement, an obstacle to, 171.
Institutes in Connecticut, 330.
Jewels, our hidden, 387.
Knowledge, Copious necessary to good instruction, 100.-A little not dan-
Letter, from “ Senex," 76.
Language, Combined influence of written and spoken, 97.
Legal items, 375.
Life, Battle of, 121.-Measure of, 151.
Latham, Works of, on Grammar and Literature of the English Language,
Model Teacher, 15.
Massachusetts Teachers' Association, Act of Incorporation of, 63.-Eighth
Annual Session of, 18.-Meeting of the Board of Directors of, 24.-
Prize Essay of, 158.-Circular, 361.
Moral and Religious Instruction in Schools (Prize Essay,) 33.
Mapleton, or Work for the Maine Law, 253.
New Year, 29,
Normal Schools, 126.-At West Newton, Examination of, 277.
Normal Institute, New England, 204.
Nature's Nobility, 370.
Natural History, Study of, 225.-Preparation of Specimens of, 236.
Ohio, Letter from, about Schools, Association, &c., 55.
Olden Time, Schools of the, 372.
Orr, Ann, 383.
Orthography, Uniformity in, 294.
Our Hidden Jewels, 387.
Parish, Ariel, Lecture of, on School Government, 215.
Parr, Dr., Anecdote of, 207.
Pierce, Rev. Cyrus, Letter of, 335.
Prize, Circular of American Institute, 64.-do. of Massachusetts Teachers'
Association, 158.-do. respecting Essay on Juvenile Delinquency, 160.
Prize Essay on Self-Culture, 3.-On Moral and Religious Instruction
in Schools, 33.
Prize Essay of Rev. Cyrus Pierce, Notice of, 333.
Professional men, Business Qualities of, 369.
Profession, our, 377.
Phonetics, Report of Committee on, 25.—Minority Report on, 40.
Philbrick, J. D. 31.
Poetry, 104, 111, 120, 151, 152, 154, 170, 181, 293, 300.
Power of Example, 379.
Precept and Example, 104.
Primary Schools, 129.
Physiology, 288.-In Schools, 297.
Placing a daughter at School, 300.
Questions respecting a school, 272.
Recitations, length of, 179.
Reward, of the Faithful Teacher, 381.
Revenge, The Boys', 382.
Records, Ancient, 399.
Reed, Levi, 122.
Report of Superintendent of Public Schools of Boston, 115, 123.–Of Dan-
vers, 216.-Springfield, 219.
Sandwich Islands, Letter from, 51.-Concluded, 94.
School Books, proper character of, 14.—Government, Lecture on, 191, 215.
Schools and Schoolmasters, of Scotland, 368; of the Olden Time, 372.
Schoolmaster, John Adams as a, 375.
Schools, Public, 17.-Government in, 119.-Methods of different Teachers
in conducting, 129,-In St. Louis, 57.
Self-Control, 257.-Culture, duty of, in its relation to Teaching, 3.
Self-Reporting System in Schools, 145.
Sexes, Separation of in Schools, 247.
Sigourney, Mrs., Extract from Letters of, 388.
Speech, Clearness and Distinctness of, 374.
Spring Concert, 152.
St. Louis, Schools in, 57.
State Scholarships, 363.
Studies, Classical, 208.
School, Questions respecting a, 272.
Taught, he taught them many things, 388.
Teach, how long shall we? 176.
Teacher, Reward of the Faithful, 381.-Duties of the, 386.
Teacher, The, 293.-And Parent, 254.--And Pupil, relations of, 11.--Au-
thority of, 152. His work, dignity of, 109.-What he should be,
Teachers, Association of, in Nantucket, 125.-In Norfolk Co. 159, 192.-
Plymouth Co., 192, 243.-Hampden Co., 211.-In Connecticut, 330.
Teachers, Live and Dead, 149.
Thought, a happy, 376.
Tenney, J., 192.
Terry, Rev. J. P., Address of, on Thoroughness in Education, 234.
Webster, Daniel, Legacy of, to School Teachers, 79.-Early life of, 104.-
On Education, 371.
What is done, have well done, 173.
Wirt, Wm., Letter of, to his daughter at school, 147.
Wood, Hon. Wm. H., Address of, on Physical Education, 231,