“SWANZEY.—George I. Cutler, Alonzo A. Ware, A. A. Morse.
Interest. Training. Primary Teachers.
We have generally been fortunate in obtaining good teachers, and those of experience, and most of them have proved faithful and efficient, and all we could reasonably expect. We recognize that the success of our schools depends largely upon our teachers, but due credit should be given to the parents and friends of education who have lent their cooperation and interested themselves in their prosperity.
The teacher of the first term left the school to take a course in normal training, the better to prepare herself for her chosen vocation. We advise all who propose to become teachers to fit themselves the best they can for the position they are to occupy. Only good teachers are wanted in our schools.
To be a good primary teacher one must have natural qualifications. Besides knowing how to teach and give the best elementary instruction, they must have the happy faculty of pleasing and interesting children; and if they do this they will generally please and interest the parents, and thereby secure success for themselves. ”
Annual Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, by New Hampshire State Board of Education, New Hampshire Commissioner of Common Schools and New Hampshire Dept. of Public Instruction, 1893, page 6