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. 82, No. 6, May/June

Care and Feeding of the Young Teacher: Missouri's Model for Beginning Teacher Success
Without a doubt, spring is my favorite season. Winter releases its icy grip of the countryside and life begins anew. For me, spring is the time when the fields turn green and new calves start hitting the ground. The newest generation takes their rightful...
Dear Agriculture Teacher: Please Answer My Questions!
Theme editor Brad Greiman asked three Minnesota agriculture teachers to identify questions that early career teachers commonly ask. The teachers then answered the questions based upon their personal experience as an agriculture teacher; TJ. is in his...
It Takes a Village to Raise an Agriculture Teacher
During my new position as the Teach Ag Campaign Coordinator, I have had the wonderful opportunity to speak to a wide variety of groups, organizations, and teachers about the awesome profession of agricultural education. Many times the audience consisted...
Learning to Do, Doing to Learn: The Need for Professional Development with an Emphasis on Alternatively Certified Agriculture Teachers
Learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live, living to serve. " These words reflect the FFA Motto and represent the backbone of what agricultural education symbolizes. Agricultural education has always prided itself on experiential, hands-on learning....
Learning to Drive a School Bus
A wise man once stated that the first year of teaching is like driving a school bus loaded with children down a mountain slope and realizing you have no brakes. Is it any wonder we lose so many smart and talented teachers in the first years of their...
Mentoring Strategies to Assist Early Career Teachers
The day I arrived on campus at my new school, I was met by the retiring agriculture teacher. He had a grin on his face like he had just eaten one of Grandma's homemade apple pies. He walked me through the building, sharing information and advice. After...
Reducing the Attrition of Agricultural Education Teachers
The profession is under pressure to expand the number of agricultural education programs in the United States. The National Council for Agricultural Education's 10 X 15 goal challenged the profession to have 10,000 agricultural science programs in place...
Retaining Beginning Teachers: What Is the Cost?
Every teacher remembers their first year of teaching. The best possible pre-service preparation and student teaching experience doesn't exempt anyone from facing challenges that can be overwhelming. Yet, those challenges can be overcome; doing so can...
Teacher Retention - Louisiana Style the First Years
A number of years ago I shared with a seasoned teacher that I was burnedout in my job as an agriscience teacher. I still remember his laughter when he learned that I was only in my first year of teaching. However, the experienced teacher quickly asked...
What Can Be Done to Support Early Career Teachers?
Think back to the time when you were seeking your first job as an agriculture teacher. Remember how you checked the job postings each day and spoke to your professors about the potential match of your abilities and the needs of the advertised teaching...