(H)e that masters the laws of teaching may send knowledge into the depths of the soul, and may impress upon the mind the images of immortal truth.
Written in 1886, this slim volume is packed with wisdom that is both basic and profound. Here, in plain English, are the insights that anchored centuries of good teaching before utilitarian practices of education banished wonder from the classroom. Gregory’s vivid details call us back to the essence and the purpose of teaching. Writing from a Christian perspective, Gregory’s analysis and advice are rooted firmly in the belief that “the great natural laws of teaching are God’s own laws of mind, which must be followed faithfully in learning his Word as in studying his works.” Required background reading for teachers who wish to awaken hearts and minds through the practice of mimetic instruction.