A compilation of an experienced teacher’s advice and wisdom, The Teacher’s Manual conveys tons of information in a methodical, serious tone. The author, Jennifer Anderson, has taught in a variety of settings including parochial schools, Christian day schools, and public schools. Her pupils came from a range of Conservative Mennonites, Old Order Mennonites, Amish, Amish-Mennonites, Dunkard Brethren, and non-Anabaptists. She has taught every grade level.Her book is directed at Amish and Mennonite teachers and tackles not only the oft-heard problems and misunderstandings but also wades into the sticky stuff teachers face. She not only lists potential problems but also provides clear directions for solving them. A side theme emerges as Anderson points out how parochial schools should appear and relate to government officials and the general public if they wish their freedom to continue. [First paragraph.]
Yoder, Keri, Caleb Yoder, and Jonathan Erb. 2022. "Symposium Review: The Teacher's Manual —Jennifer Anderson." Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies 10(1):110-14.