The Agricultural Education Magazine

The Agricultural Education Magazine publishes articles on instruction leadership, supervision, and curriculum development in agricultural education in the United States and other countries.

Articles from Vol. 78, No. 1, July/August

Another Assessment Possibility
Many things have changed in Agricultural Education in the last few years. One thing that has not changed since the first little one-room schoolhouse was constructed on the prairie is the need to assess students. Much to the student's dismay, we still...
Assessemnt Is Not a Dirty Word Afterall!
Assessment? YUCKU The word assessment most often brings about a negative connotation, to both teachers and students. Why is that? Maybe it is because we really don't understand "assessment," or what assessment could really do for your Agricultural Education...
Assessing Non-Formal Student Learning: A Student's Perspective of the Learning Process
What happens to all the book reports, stories, posters, models, dioramas, and other pierces of students' work once they've been turned in, graded, and passed back? A glance at the grade. A slow settling to the bottom of the bookbag or a quick trip to...
Assessing Your Teaching through FFA: FFA Members Today, Community Leaders Tomorrow
State standards and student testing often make the headlines of the local, state, and national news. The teachers of the core academic subjects of math, English, social studies, and science are consistently under pressure to have high standards of student...
Assessment with Eric Clapton
Assessment and Eric Clapton. What is the connection? You may be reading this thinking, what is she talking about. But something about the word "assessment" reminds me of a song by Eric Clapton. Those of you Clapton fans should be racking your brains...
A Teaching and Learning Needs Assessment for Georgia Agriculture Teachers
Agricultural education has undergone many changes in the past few years. With the changes in agricultural education, comes the need to continually identify the teaching and learning needs of agriculture teachers of today. Agriculture teachers in the...
Designing Assessments - Where Does Alignment Fit In?
Agricultural Education at the secondary level is comprised of three main areas of instruction: classroom and laboratory instruction, Supervised Agricultural Experiences, and participation in the National FFA Organization (Dailey, Conroy, & Shelley-Tolbert,...
Getting from Q to A: Effective Questioning for Effective Learning
The student teacher was doing a great job with the lesson. She was moving along enthusiastically presenting high quality content in an interesting way. She was being very clear in her explanations and her rapport with the students was top notch. Yes...
"Holy Cow! Assessment On-Deck!"
The boys of summer are back and the baseball season is in full swing. Every year teams possess dreams of making the post-season and winning the World Series. By the All-Star break, teams and coaches are reassessing their season. About half of the teams...
Marketing Grain in the Classroom - Assessment of Real Life Skills
Teaching marketing in the classroom appears to be a thing of the past. By having students keep track of markets, students can learn things that will help them in the future whether they are farmers or if the choose other professions. Farmers need management...