21 responses to 5 Things Amish Children Learn In School (Besides Book Subjects)
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    Comment on Initiatively taken Seriesly' (August 25th, 2015 at 07:01)

    Initiatively taken Seriesly'


    It apears that these young people are taking their Initiative skills seriesly! That should pass their Performace Reviews to please their Parents!

    Never would I imagine in Decades; that most of these young people seem to Cooperate with each-other!
    I, therefore; dealt that this is realistic in our English Worked!

    We need to Educate the English that by Cooperating: according to this article is for real; it’s not Holloywood!

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    Comment on 5 Things Amish Children Learn In School (Besides Book Subjects) (August 25th, 2015 at 07:42)

    Probably everyone here knows the Golden Rule by heart, but just in case, here it is from the King James Version of the Bible: “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” The above photo that illustrates Matthew 7!12 doesn’t show the Golden Rule verse.

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    Comment on 5 Things Amish Children Learn In School (Besides Book Subjects) (August 25th, 2015 at 08:02)

    the choice in images probably is just to show focus on the bible, and not the specific text, least I don’t think it is,
    i think the point is to show that Amish school is rooted in bible learning generally

    I rather like the poem at the end of the post and am thinking of sharing it with a teacher friend of mine who would probably really enjoy it

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    Trish in Indiana
    Comment on Speaking of responsibility (August 25th, 2015 at 08:39)

    Speaking of responsibility

    This list is a reminder of how great a responsibility the Amish community is willing to entrust to people who would, in the “English” world, be considered children themselves, the teachers, who in some places may be as young as fourteen. Even when you start clapping erasers in first grade (and probably gathering eggs from the hen house a lot younger than that), I am amazed at the maturity expected from and evidently achieved by some Amish teens.

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      Comment on Responsibility... (August 25th, 2015 at 12:26)


      Trish you make a good point. And the level of responsibility that these children handle is a silent reprimand to the rest of the world that fails our own children by not teaching them (by example, instruction, and consequence) to live up to the same level.

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      Amish Girl-Rebecca
      Comment on 5 Things Amish Children Learn In School (Besides Book Subjects) (August 25th, 2015 at 16:55)

      Trish, While some may be only 14 when they start as a Teacher’s aide, you will very seldom find parents who want to hire a teacher younger than 16. But for us older teachers even 17 or 18 seems young. I was 18 when I started and personally I think you should be a church member (and I know many Amish parents agree). They seem to take the responsibility more seriously then.

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    Janet in NC
    Comment on 5 things Amish Children learn in school (August 25th, 2015 at 09:16)

    5 things Amish Children learn in school

    I loved this posting!I plan on forwarding it to my daughter who began her career as a school teacher yesterday. What a wonderful way to view the learning process.

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    Mark – Holmes Co.
    Comment on 5 Things Amish Children Learn In School (Besides Book Subjects) (August 25th, 2015 at 09:27)

    This was interesting and having been a teacher & school parent both I can say it’s accurate. Good job, Rebecca. Your first day of school is tomorrow, right? We wish you a successful school term & God’s blessings & guidance and you begin another term of teaching.

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    Comment on 5 Things Amish Children Learn In School (Besides Book Subjects) (August 25th, 2015 at 11:50)

    I enjoyed this, Rebecca! I will look forward to reading more of your articles! 🙂

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    Comment on Great Post (August 25th, 2015 at 12:25)

    Great Post

    As so many children and teachers enter a new year I pray God’s richest blessings and all of His Wisdom and peace among His people, and may all parents be given the guidance and Wisdom in every situation, moment by moment as life brings the unexpected. We know that in all things God is in control and Jesus Christ is Lord. Amen

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    Comment on Great Post... (August 25th, 2015 at 12:28)

    Great Post...

    Wonderful article, Rebecca.

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    Linda Katherine
    Comment on Thank you! (August 25th, 2015 at 15:42)

    Thank you!

    Many thanks for your article, Rebecca–and for the poem. This teacher thinks … she’ll teach another day. Goodness, we are so blessed…. May your school year be full of adventure, discovery, and blessing upon blessing.

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    Comment on Thanks for the inspiration! (August 25th, 2015 at 15:47)

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Thanks for sharing this, Rebecca. I greatly appreciated it as I started my first term teaching in one of our church schools Monday (Aug. 24). I think I’ll post that poem in my room! Good luck in the coming school year!

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    Amish Girl-Rebecca
    Comment on 5 Things Amish Children Learn In School (Besides Book Subjects) (August 25th, 2015 at 16:56)

    The same to you , Nicholas, best wishes !

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on 5 Things Amish Children Learn In School (Besides Book Subjects) (August 26th, 2015 at 12:21)

    What a wonderful post for this time of year! My teacher-daughter (5th grade, public school) started the school year just over a week ago; today, the local kids where I live began the new school year this morning.

    It doesn’t matter if the kids are in public/parochial/private/homeschool—kids are kids everywhere, and good teachers are good teachers no matter where you find them…you meet many on field trips and can tell how good they are!

    I will send this to my daughter. I’m sure she’ll agree with what Rebecca has shared here.

    From what I’ve read that Rebecca has shared, she certainly is on my “good teacher” list.

    May you have a productive, fun, memorable school year, Rebecca!

    Alice Mary

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    Comment on Love the poem! (August 31st, 2015 at 01:05)

    Love the poem!

    Great article, Rebecca! Thank you for sharing. The teacher in me also loved the poem. I think I’ll post it to my wall. Best wishes on your new school year!

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    Comment on Thanks for the Poem (September 21st, 2015 at 09:42)

    Thanks for the Poem

    I wanted to share that I thoroughly enjoy Rebecca Miller’s writings.
    I recently used the poem entitled Variety that she shared at the end of her post, 5 Things Amish Children Learn in School, at a Retiree Dinner for educators. Though we had a crowd of teachers ranging from Elem to High School I prefaced it by saying the traits described can be found at every age educators deal with!
    The poem was well received! Before reading it, I asked them to shut their eyes and listen…..that I was sure faces and names of past students would come to mind.
    Thank you Rebecca for sharing the poem!

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    Comment on Knowledge (January 11th, 2018 at 19:39)



    My name is Brenda, my husband and I have a lot of Amish friends in
    Holmes county. They are the best friends that we could ever ask for in our life.

    My question is this: what do the children learn from books in the Amish schools ?? I know that they learn a lot from their parents about respect, ect.

    Thank you for your time. Have a Blessed evening.

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