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. 79, No. 2, September/October

A Life Filled with Learning
As agricultural educators, each day is spent enriching the lives of youth, preparing them for the changing face of agriculture. Lesson plans are developed to raise student's awareness in areas such as agri-terrorism, biotechnology, agricultural marketing,...
Arizona's Challenge: A Process Worth Duplicating
The Challenge:Arizona, we have a problem. New Agricultural Education Standards developed for Arizona by a collaboration of industry and education personnel has been approved by the Arizona Department of Arizona and must be implemented within two years...
Can We Teach Professionalism?
Most would agree that the role of the teacher has become more complex over time. High stakes testing, No Child Left Behind, and increased pressure on schools to perform leaves many teachers feeling under-valued and unappreciated. Add to this the ongoing...
Essentials for Effective Professional Development
Even if all teacher candidates met the highly qualified requirements, there still would not be enough teachers to fill every position, and school districts would still have no way of knowing how effective the teacher candidates would be in the classroom....
Graduate Student Rations for Making Professional Weight in Agricultural Education
As the animals mill around, off in the corner stands one lone sickly looking animal. Head hanging, ears drooping, flies buzzing around, ribs showing, eyes glazed, and looking listlessy for a place to lie down. Why is this animal in such poor condition?...
Professional Development in Agricultural Education: The Nebraska Model
An interesting reality about teaching is that everyone.. .regardless of who, when, where, why, or how...has a first year of teaching. Whether your first year takes place in a high school, community college, technical institute, or four-year university.....
Professional Networking in Agricultural Education: Out from under the Bushel Basket
Don't keep your light hidden under a bushel basket. And, likewise, don't let the echoes of your own voice deafen you. All or our issues and challenges in agricultural science education are not merely solvable through our own ideas. The ideas and solutions...
Superintendents Talk
The superintendents finished their district meeting and were finishing a cup of coffee and cookies. Some of them immediately headed home after the refreshments, but four of them stayed and chatted for a bit about common interests and challenges in their...
Ten Ideas from a Review of a University Mentoring Program
In theory, mentoring is easy. A good mentoring program would match new faculty with experienced faculty. Social learning, modeling, and sound advice help junior faculty to thrive in a new environment. But in practice, mentoring programs provide uneven,...
The Agricultural Education Magazine - 2007 Themes
The focus of The Magazine is to be "hands-on," practical approach journal. Articles should share specific steps one can take to make teaching and learning in and about agriculture more efficient, enjoyable, and effective. The best articles for The Magazine...
There's a Hole in My Bucket Dear Liza
"Hey doc, I feel like I have a pretty good handle on this new job, I've been involved in FFA since I was in the 9th grade, showed cattle, was president of my chapter, went to the National Convention twice, and now I have a college degree. This position...
Tips on Mentoring Student Teachers
Mentoring student teachers can be a rewarding experience for the mentor teacher, while at the same time one of the most anxiety driven experiences for the student teacher. Have we forgotten what it was like during our student teaching experience and...