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. 83, No. 6, May/June

A Course to Develop Agriscience Teachers
As in other states, New Mexico's public education department places great emphasis on academic achievement, going so far as to tie students' academic achievement to school-level accreditation. The state's agricultural education teachers are expected...
A Future-Proofing Plan for Agricultural Education
Our world is changing faster than we can. Those in disagreement with this statement should buy a computer or cell phone. Within mere months of purchase, companies market the new model to the public and very soon after the device in our hands is rendered...
An Introduction to Instructional Practices for 21st Century Agricultural Education Teachers
It doesn't seem very long ago that Y2K. was on our doorstep as we moved from one millennium into another. Here we are a full eleven years into the 21st century with many things changing in front of our eyes: economic challenges, population increases,...
Creative Teaching Strategies for Your Toolbox
When it comes to creative teaching approaches, it seems that we are always looking for practical teaching activities to address the very real classroom issues that we face. Whether it is the student that talks too much, the students that don't talk at...
Do You Google?. It's More Than Just a Search Engine
Most of us have used Google to search for information and we may have even told our students to "Google it" at some point in time. But did you know that Google has a lot more to offer. Google is more than just a search engine. Google has technology that...
Inquiry Based Instruction in Agricultural Education Programs: How It Can Be Done!
IntroductionInquiry based instruction has been promoted as a best practice for educating students in, and about, scientific principles (National Research Council, 2000). Agricultural education concepts are steeped in the sciences of biology, chemistry,...
Looking through a Peephole or an Open Door?: Insights into Inclusion
The time had come. After four years of preservice education, I was finally on my own, teaching in my classroom, with my students, and my carefully constructed lessons. I anxiously waited for my first students to walk through the door so I could grab...
Planting Seeds: Growing Diversity
One basic educational premise is that all people can learn. There are cultural and historical practices, however, that have placed some students at risk of educational failure. Research (Goldenberg, Reese, & Gallimore, 1992) has emphasized the importance...
Teaching in the 21st Century: New Technologies Combined with Tried and True Techniques
The basic concepts of teaching have not changed drastically in the past 150 years, however, the technologies associated with these concepts have changed radically. For example, John Dewey's principles of problem solving as a teaching method are as applicable...
The Wonder of Words: Using Technology to Support Vocabulary Instruction
While observing in a 9th grade agriculture classroom recently, a teacher kept using the term "commodities." At the conclusion of the lesson, I asked the teacher if her students knew what the word commodities meant. She considered my question for a second...
Want to Build a Triple Crown Program? Let Your Students Have the Reins
As a new agricultural education instructor at my own Alma mater, my goal was to build a Triple Crown program. I wanted to create a balanced agricultural education department that excelled in classroom and laboratory instruction, incorporated innovative...