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By Paul Brandus

"Like taking a journey of the White residence with a talented storyteller at your side!"

• Why, within the mins earlier than John F. Kennedy used to be murdered, was once a blood-red carpet put in within the Oval Office?
• If Abraham Lincoln by no means slept within the Lincoln bed room, the place did he sleep?
• Why was once one president approximately killed within the White apartment on inauguration day—and one other secretly sworn in?
• What quite occurred within the scenario Room on September eleven, 2001?

History leaps off the web page during this "riveting," "fast-moving" and "highly entertaining" booklet at the presidency and White apartment in below This Roof, from award-winning White House-based journalist Paul Brandus. Reporting from the West Wing briefing room considering 2008, Brandus—the such a lot White residence journalist on Twitter (@WestWingReport)—weaves jointly tales of the presidents, their households, the occasions in their time—and an oft-ignored significant personality, the White residence itself.

• stroll with John Adams during the still-unfinished mansion, and watch Thomas Jefferson plot to shop for the Louisiana Territory
• think the terror and panic as British invaders method the mansion in 1814—and Dolley Madison frantically saves a portray of Washington
• Gaze out the window with Abraham Lincoln as accomplice flags flutter within the breeze at the different facet of the Potomac
• Be within the room as one president is secretly sworn in, and one other gambles away the White residence china in a card game
• Stand by means of the presidential mattress as one First Lady—covering up her husband's disorder from the nation—secretly makes judgements on his behalf
• find out how phones, video clips, radio, television replaced the presidency—and the state itself

Through triumph and tragedy, growth and bust, secrets and techniques and scandals, Brandus takes you to the presidential bed room, movie show, scenario Room, Oval workplace and extra. Under This Roof is a "sensuous account of the background of either the house of the President, and the lads and girls who designed, inhabited, and embellished it. Paul Brandus captivates with striking, gloriously uncooked observations."

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2. A careful and critical review of subjects taught in common school. 3. Instruction in the science and art of teaching (including practice teaching). 4. 11 President Edwards believed that teacher education should include both content and pedagogy. 13 The second and third years of the plan of study at ISNU included professional subjects such as metaphysics, philosophy, and history of education. It was reported by Burt Loomis that those who took those courses found they had little bearing on the art of teaching.

Interestingly Sarah Raymond shares in what Edwards identifies as their common experiences. The following qualities are identified by Edwards in her work: great determination to obtain an education and an amazing self-confidence and courage. But where did this will come from, she asks? She suggests with her study of commonalities the following ten elements that empowered these women toward leadership. (1) They came from well-respected families. (2) Birth order or position of responsibility in the family.

36 Even the closing remarks about her life seem to point to the significance of her early years, her education, and the character of her family, to the teacher leader she becomes. From her early beginnings as a strong student, to her strong role-modeling parents and teachers, and to her strong and powerful family experiences of helping others, Sarah Raymond learned to become a woman who did not back down or shy away from challenge but, rather one who learned to dare and dared to lead others. During the first half of the nineteenth century women were pursuing educational opportunities both as students and teachers.

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