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. 3, November/December

Agricultural Education Laboratories and Experiential Learning
Shinn (1987) stated, "As the teacher, you are responsible for planning, organizing, and managing this important aspect of the total program. The quality of your laboratory teaching will bear directly on the effectiveness of the program" (p. 16). For...
Creating Experiential Learning
The mediocre teacher tells,The good teacher explains,The superior teacherdemonstrates,The great teacher inspires!As a field of practice, experiential learning is vast. If we look at the range, we see everything from farming to conflict resolution; from...
Experiential Learning: Killing Several Birds with One Stone
As a newly admitted undergraduate student some 13 years ago, my father gave me some advice. The advice was never taken seriously and my grades probably suffered because of my decision not to listen. The advice was this, if you really want to know a topic,...
Help Your Students to Ask the Right Questions
At can be heart-breaking. At the very least, you feel frustrated and helpless. You want to help and you hear the plea, but rules are rules ... Where was the guidance for this student onetwo years ago? I'm talking about college, post-high school education,...
Learning for Life through Inquiry
I hear and I forget.I see and I remember.I do and I understand.Ancient Chinese ProverbThe agricultural education profession has long prided itself on using problem-based learning (PBL) as a pedagogical approach. The Methods of Teaching Agriculture text...
Lighting Their Fires through Experiential Learning
Irish poet and playwright William Butler Yeats, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1923, said, "Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire." This famous quote appeared in nearly 25,000 URLs when I searched for the quote...
Meeting Standards through Field Trips
With more pressure on educators to demonstrate how their teaching impacts students, current research has shifted to examining standards. These standards include looking at teacher certification and teacher qualifications to see the effects, either positively...
Student Learning as a Result of Experiential Education
It has long been accepted that student learning is inherently related to the type of instruction students receive. Therefore, an important item for consideration by any teacher is how his/her teaching style affects the learner. Some instructional methods...
The Agricultural Education Magazine - 2006 Themes
The focus of The Magazine is to be a "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...
The Best Resource an Ag Teacher Could Have. Professional Membership
Professional membership is the best resource an Ag teacher could have; it leads to networking which leads to securing the resources that teachers need. We expect our students to be members of a professional organization known as FFA. Shouldn't we set...
The Discipline Derby
Discipline-Savior or Curse?We have all been there, that moment when your stomach jumps up into your throat, you wish for some sort of a time and space warp to take you away to a place where there are no students. Yes, that moment in time when you must...
The Heart of Teaching
As teaching an art or a science? The scientific camp might point to all the empirical research on teaching effectiveness and conclude that teaching is a science with specific steps to be followed (See the Jan.-Feb. issue of this Magazine). However, the...