The preparation of Teaching Literature has only been made possible by the very kind help of students who have enabled the teachers to lecture some of many favourite passages from the worthy writings. In the case of teaching, teachers have complete freedom of choice and were generously granted. However, nobody ask a student what he or she likes. The teachers have to tender their gratitude to all the students of English classroom for their most courteous and welcome collaboration in the making of it.
One of the newly appointed teachers in somewhere in Utopia (?) declared he would not take classes until he knew few students personally, and had dined with each. It is told that he prophesied his class wouldn’t begin to earn repute until he had obtained at least a dozen of his friends on the listening staffs of prominent. It has been rumoured that a teacher’s success in teaching depends on the students’ personal recommendation.
As soon as teacher gets to know a few of his students, it will become important that he shall be able to talk to these of Those, the Others he does not know, with a certain intimacy of detail. He will be a master of the important faculty of making present acquaintances stepping-stones to future ones. He must learn how to admit the class in right foot. He must be able to imply skillfully that he will probably be savior to their need. All this time, however, he must not cease to experiment teaching method. It will be well for him soon to attach himself to some cliché. Thus he may strengthen his position on that particular subject, besides intellectually, and be saved the trouble of becoming Jack of all trades.