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. 74, No. 2, September/October

Challenges and Opportunities in the Agricultural Education Professoriate
GENERAL ARTICLE The agricultural education professoriate offers challenges and opportunities. Challenges to current members to nurture the profession and opportunities for new people to enter a career in university work. Hopefully, readers will consider...
Creating and Measuring Success: Agricultural Education and FFA
Great agriculture instructors do not teach FFA; they develop a classroom model that incorporates FFA as a vital part of the overall agricultural education strategy and curriculum. Yet, as we work with agriculture teachers to provide them with educational...
Editorial: Perceptions More Powerful Than Facts
EDITORIAL The longer I am in this profession the more I am convinced that we agricultural educators, at every level, spend a great deal of our time explaining what we stand for, describing what we do and defending our traditions. Shouldn't what we do...
FFA: Learning How to Learn
THEME ARTICLE Schools exist for at least four major reasons: to teach students how to solve problems, how to transfer learning, to become self-disciplined and to learn how to learn. In several recent publications, a new model for Agricultural Education...
How Do You Spell FFA?
Although the article's title is often used as a joke when associated with teaching methodology lessons about FFA, in reality, the high percentage of teacher education candidates without an agricultural education background demands that attention be given...
Is FFA the Teachable Moment?
The FFA is a part of agricultural education. It makes the classroom and lab come alive. The FFA is a "vehicle", which helps ensure that a graduate of a local agricultural education program is an individual who possesses an outstanding blend of occupational...
Learnign to Do; Doing to Learn.Therefore, Learning to Learn
THEME ARTICLE A few decades ago, back when I was but a mere lad, I had the formidable task of trying to explain the game of baseball to a young lady, Katrina, who happened to be a foreign exchange student. I know, I know, there have been stand-up comedy...
Learning through Service: A Place for Collegiate FFA
THEME ARTICLE The National FFA Constitution and Bylaws has very little to say about the place of Collegiate FFA chapters and members. Collegiate chapters may be chartered in two- or four-year postsecondary institutions by state associations and are to...
Make the Learning Theirs
Over the past 30 years, a great deal of research on how the brain develops, how we learn and how learning can be maximized has been conducted and disseminated. This research has had a tremendous impact on schools, teaching, the teaching/learning process...
Socrates and FFA
"The unexamined life isn't worth living. " - Socrates Socrates Cafe is a recent book authored by Christopher Phillips and one that I (and Oprah) would recommend everyone to read. In an engaging blend of philosophy and storytelling, Phillips describes...
Teaching and Learning through the FFA
THEME ARTICLE Two students are actively involved in the FFA, both are in the same grade, both are dedicated students, and both value learning. One has been on four state winning CDE teams in one calendar year, and the other, well, has not. Has one learned...
Ten Rules of the Road - Career Development Events
GENERAL ARTICLE In the November-December 1998 issue of The Agricultural Education Magazine, the theme editor reminded us that the issue was intended to address "many of the basics that are sometimes misunderstood by those who are beginning a career in...
The FFA as a Learning Tool for Life in the 21st Century
As the 21st century gets underway, there are those who may inquire, "Does the FFA meet its primary mission of premier leadership, personal development and career preparation? As practitioners of agricultural education, we have taught students the FFA...
The Missing Link of Madeline Hunter
THEME ARTICLE I was recently forced to yet again endure the teaching of Madeline Hunter. Not only did I dread spending eight precious Saturdays indoors trying to learn something, I also have to admit that I'm not a big fan of Ms. Hunter. I find it almost...
The Value of CPR and First Aid Intruction
Picture yourself as a beginning agricultural education teacher. You are teaching in the laboratory when you hear a shout. You turn just in time to see one of your students fall backwards, limp to the floor. You rush to his/her side to find a deep cut...
What They Could Be
"To be, or not to be". But how can students BE? How can I motivate, educate, and illustrate to them when I am only with them for a short time each day? How can I be that inspiring role model when all they see me as, "one of my teachers." Without the...