"Who teacheth like him?"

Vacations give those of us who are teachers wonderful opportunities to get a wider view—a more impersonal one—of our work. We have time to get away from the distractions of personalities and to see what we are really doing.

School need never again appear as an agglomeration of relatively older minds struggling to civilize relatively younger ones; that concept of a teacher's life is what produces frustration, gray hairs, and exhaustion. Let's abjure it: let's give up, once for all, the unenlightened concept that a teacher's job is to plow, cultivate, and seed—all by the sweat of his brow—the barren soil of the human brain.

Let's have some thrill and joy about this life of ours! Talking about it, thinking about it, some of us have begun to feel that we are on the edge of a wonderful, new-old approach to teaching, to educating, to the functioning and achievements of a school. Christian Science helps the teacher in this approach.

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Divine Direction
June 26, 1965

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