American Denomination Project: Amish
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For the Amish, Big Agribusiness Is Destroying a Way of Life

For the Amish, Big Agribusiness Is Destroying a Way of Life | American Denomination Project: Amish | Scoop.it
In upstate New York, small farmers are being squeezed out by thousand-cow dairies and genetically modified crop producers. The buggy-driving members of a traditional sect may be hit hardest of all.

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Integrating Technology: Lessons from the Amish

Integrating Technology: Lessons from the Amish | American Denomination Project: Amish | Scoop.it
The Amish are a unique group of people. They focus on church and family and seem to welcome a degree of separation from the non-Amish world. They’re famous for their simple lifestyle, plain dress, ...

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The Amish education goes until the 8th grade. After that the boys work full time on the communities farm, and the girls learn how to become homemakers. They also do not believe in celebrities, because in their culture, every person is the same and the only "higher" being is God. 

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Jessica V Allen's curator insight, May 27, 2013 12:06 AM

Insightful and spot-on look at what PD should be in a school.  Simple suggestions such as no rock-stars, community built, and differentiated are excellent reminders for when you are building a community of professional development in your school.