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THE SAVANNAH, FLORIDA & WESTERN R'W'Y.

TIME CARD IN EFFECT JANUARY 3, 1892.

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TO BOARDS OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, COUNTY SUPERINTENDENTS AND TEACHERS OF THE

STATE OF FLORIDA.

Friends and Co-Workers:

OCALA, FLA., April 5, 1892.

On July 1-5, 1890, at Morehead City, N. C., the Southern Educational Association was organized by many of the most eminent superintendents and teachers of the Southern States.

This and the following meeting of the Association showed a large and enthusiastic attendance, which spoke in decided tone of the perpetuity of this organization and its rapid growth as an educational power. No country can fall from its high estate

while such institutions are fostered.

The work of this Association is not to pull down or in any way to interfere with similar organizations, but to encourage and build up the educational interests of the South. We would begin at home, and our work is Herculean. The old South has passed away, and the new South requires all the aids we can give it. Our aims are patriotic. We would work for home and country.

The Governor of Georgia, the Mayor, the City Council and Atlanta's Board of Education urgently invited the Southern Educational Association to hold their third annual session in that city. These officials pledged us special reductions at all hotels and boarding-houses in the city, and tendered the magnificent hall of representatives in the new capitol building, with

all other rooms in the building, for the meeting of the Association and its various departments. This generous offer was accepted by the Association, and July 6, 1892 was fixed for the next annual session.

There are six departments of the Association, viz. Superintendency, higher education, secondary education, Southern literature, pedagogy, kindergarten and primary education.

Hon. W. T. Harris, United States Commissioner of Education, will be present, as well as many other men of distinction, from whom interesting lectures will be heard.

The Georgia State Teachers' Association will hold its annual session in Atlanta immediately preceding the meeting of the Southern Educational Association. Its President promises that a thousand of its best teachers will be present, while other States will send hundreds of teachers to swell our ranks.

The principal railroads of the South have agreed to furnish to all who attend the meetings a round-trip rate for one fare to Atlanta.

The annual fee for membership is $2, which is to be paid by all members of the Association. On many of the railroads this fee will be collected when the ticket is purchased. The Association will need funds before the meeting in Atlanta, to pay for printing, postage stamps, advertising and other incidental expenses; therefore, as many members as can do so are requested to forward the annual fee to the secretary, Eugene G. Harrell, Raleigh, N. C. A receipt will be returned, which, in the event that the fee is again collected in the railroad ticket, may be presented to the treasurer at Atlanta during the meeting and the amount will be refunded. This is an important matter in vigorously forwarding the interests of the Association.

Fellow-workers in the cause of education, do not fail to attend this third annual session of the Southern Educational Association, from which you will derive both pleasure and profit. You cannot fail to return invigorated, enthused, and to enter upon your work with new zest. Yours truly,

M. L. PAYNE, State Manager for Florida.

Supt. Payne will make all arrangements if you notify him in

time.

FOURTH ANNUAL INSTITUTE OF ST. JOHNS COUNTY, FLORIDA, UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF BOARD

OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION.

BOARD OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION.

Judge M. R. Cooper, Chairman.

Mayor W. S. Pinkham, Mr. John Allen, Mr. P. Arnan, County Supt. Schools.

INSTRUCTORS.

W. E. Knibloe, B. S., Supt. City Schools, Physiology, Psychology and Methods.

R. B. Rutherford, B. S., St. Augustine High School, Arithmetic and Book keeping.

H. O. Hamm, Jacksonville High School, Geography, Civics and History.

Morning Session, 8 to 11.30.

Afternoon Session, 12.45 to 2.15.

OFFICE OF SUPT. PUB. INST.,
ST. AUGUSTINE, April 9, 1892. S

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DEAR TEACHERS:-It has been ordered by the Board of Public Instruction of St. Johns County that the Fourth Annual Institute will begin Monday, June 13th, in High School Building and continue in session for four weeks. The last two days will be used for examinations upon the work done in the institute. All attendants must take the examinations in order to become qualified to teach in the public schools. There will be two rooms used. The High School room for the white teachers, and the Grammar School room for the colored teachers. A fee of one dollar, in adProf. W. E. Knibloe will

vance will be charged all participants. have two assistants to carry on the work. The studies to be pursued are reading, writing, language, geography, civics, arithmetic, book-keeping, physiology and methods. Great stress will be placed upon methods, for the success of teaching depends entirely upon the teachers knowledge of the principles underlying the studies to be taught. Schools will be supplied with teachers from the attendants of the institute. When there are several applicants for any especial position, all other matters being equal, preference will be given to the one who has excelled in proficiency in the application of the principles underlying the studies in which exami

nations are held.

Dear friends, let me insist upon your giving your whole attention to this matter during the time, and not wait till it is all over, then realize that you have lost so much time for no benefit. If you do attend the institute have a higher and nobler object in view than merely the possibility of securing a position as a teacher. No person can make a success in teaching whose sole aim is the "almighty dollar." Come with a determination to win, and my word for it, you will get all the aid you require to win. I would call your attention to the following resolutions adopted by the Board of Public Instruction, and ask you to study them, as they will be strictly adhered to in making appointments:

RESOLUTIONS.

Resolved, Ist., That teachers be assigned appointments according to their fitness without reference to their applications.

2d, In the appointment of teachers preference shall in all cases be given to those attending the institute.

3d, The instructors of the institute are hereby requested to furnish this Board with the percentage of each teacher and a general average of such studies as examinations are required upon, for second grade certificates; also of such studies as examinations are required upon for third grade certificates under the law in each case.

4th, No person shall receive a certificate whose general average, as indicated by the instructor's report, does not conform to the requirements of the law, which is 80 per cent. for a second and 75 per cent for a third-class certificate.

Respectfully,

Teachers of St. Johns County:

PETER ARNAN, Co. Supt. Schools,

Having accepted for the fourth time the conductorship of the St. Johns County Institute, we take this means of calling your attention to the aims of the institute. The main end to be attained is the development in the "finest of the fine arts," that divine and beautiful thing, teaching.

To prepare our teachers to impart instruction by methods which are in accordance with the nature of the complicated and delicate organism with which they must deal.

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