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. 4, January/February

Making Learning Fun and Enjoyable for All Students
Motivating students can be a difficult task. However, it is one that must be mastered in order to provide a successful education. So often our students express that they are not interested in what is being taught in the classroom, but in actuality this...
Motivating Students Begins with a Motivated Teacher
Before the first practice of the 2002 season, the Stratton Eagle foot-ball team went into the high school gym and looked at the many banners that were hung up by past state champion teams. Stratton won the Colorado 8man football state championship five...
Motivating Students by Cultivating Self-Worth
Seeds thrown on uncultivated ground lack the environment necessary to produce a bountiful crop. Farmers, aware of this simple fact, are willing to take time utilizing the resources necessary to ensure a successful return. As agricultural educators, our...
Motivating Students through Responsibility and Trust
The Conrad Weiser Agriculture Department was instituted 50 years ago. During these past 50 years, a high degree of integrity has been established. Mr. Miller and Mr. Edwards are the present teachers and advisors of the department. They understand the...
Motivating Students through Service Learning
I approach preparing for each course thinking of two things: How can I accomplish the course objectives as efficiently as possible? And what will this class be like from the students' perspective? When I think of efficiency, I get to the point, and work...
Motivating Students to Learn from a Father-Daughter Perspective
The ability to motivate is the ability to move to action. As teachers, we use motivation daily to entice and excite students to accomplish tasks and engage in a variety of learning experiences. Motivation can lead to success-success in your program,...
Motivating Students to Learn from the Student's Perspective
We believe there is virtually no other Agriculture Department quite like Conrad Weiser's. This is due in part because our teachers do not run the entire list of department functions. Rather, the students operate and direct the department through leadership,...
Motivating Students to Learn from the Teacher's Perspective
A visitor to the Conrad Weiser Agriculture Science Department cannot help but be struck by the high energy. It seems that the place is a buzz of activity, both literally and figuratively. In a small section of the garden, the beekeepers attend a hive....
Motivating Students to Learn through Theory-Based Practice
What is the most important thing teachers do? Think back to a teacher who touched your life. How did he or she do this? Did this teacher get to know you, engage you as a learner, or motivate you to succeed? I believe the most important thing teachers...
Motivating Students Using Brain-Based Teaching Strategies
Learning is innately linked to the biological and chemical forces that control the human brain. While few would dispute the connection between learning and the brain, are teachers experts on the inner workings of the brain? Do you as a teacher know that...
Motivating Teachers and Students through a Placed-Based Experience
A critical component of successful teachers is the ability to motivate and improve their students. Sometimes teachers need to be inspired by motivating experiences to help them develop similar opportunities for their students. But where do teachers find...
ReSolutions for Action: Motivating Students to Learn
At the last North Central Region Agricultural Education Research Conference, the research special interest group brainstormed ways to better communicate research findings of the profession. If a major goal of research in agricultural education is to...
The Roots of Motivation
Why do some students, when faced with a challenging assignment, work hard to complete every aspect of the task, whereas, other students quit early without devoting much effort. What motivates students to want to learn? What are the roots of students'...