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. 84, No. 3, November/December

Balancing Life and Work: Is This Reality?
If you are feeling overworked and finding it more challenging than ever to juggle the demands of your job and the rest of your life, you are not alone. A lot of people are having difficulty finding balance in their lives because there have been cutbacks...
Family, Faith and Agricultural Education
We all have someone that we wanted to be like growing up - for me, it was my Grandpa Greene. Bill Greene was the father of seven children and the agricultural education instructor and FFA Advisor in Columbus Junction, Iowa. Grandpa Greene really did...
For More Than It Is Worth: Burnout Avoidance Advice
Toward the end of my senior year in high school, my mother was engaged in a casual conversation with my high school agriculture teacher. She was, in fact, the proud parent of a daughter headed to college to study agricultural science and become an agriculture...
If You Cannot Change It, Don't Worry about It!
The editorial article is usually one of the last things that I prepare for an issue of The Agricultural Education Magazine. As I read and "edit" the articles for this issue, I find myself agreeing with the advice and in many situations, feeling that...
In Pursuit of Balance: Strategies to Keep Your Family, Career, and Sanity
How can we possibly be great parents, spouses, and friends; contribute effectively to our chosen profession; AND seek a few elusive moments within a long and stressful day to find "me time"? Achieving and maintaining a state of equilibrium in our quest...
Juggler? Can I Add That to My Resume?
While growing up and attending numerous state and county fairs, I was always amazed at the sideshow jugglers. I still remember there were jugglers who juggled balls, pins, bowling balls, and even the occasional chainsaw! It was even more exciting to...
Life as Planned
It's an epiphany when you realize seventeen years later that you helped situate yourself in your current position and never noticed the speed at which it happened. You are hardly ever alone, you are working constantly, and you attend all major functions...
On-Line, Paperless Assignments: Quality, Ease, and Supports
When I say, "on-line," 1 am referring to my role as a teacher in a college of agriculture for two courses: (1) a distance education course where I rarely meet my students, and (2) a face-to-face course with a significant web-based component. When I say,...
Serve as a Principle-Centered Individual
July, 2002: I was the new agriculture teacher. Had to plan lessons. Had to have an officer retreat. Had to plan to take students to National FFA Convention. Had to begin thinking about preparing Career Development Event teams. Had to plan for officer...
The Balancing Act: How Can It Be Accomplished to Prevent Burnout?
The job of being an educator is both demanding and challenging (Croom, 2003). As stated in an article in the AAPU (201 1), "The work of faculty is - by its very nature - virtually unbounded. The article further states that:In addition to teaching classes,...
The Other Four Letter Word
I grew up on a farm, but 1 certainly did not set out to marry a farmer. I met my husband when we were both working on advanced degrees. We shared fairly similar career paths, as I was a 4-H educator and he was an agriculture teacher. We understood each...
Words of Wisdom: Golden Nuggets to Assist You on Your Journey
I recently gazed over the definitions of balance. I took away that one is balanced when he/ she are reasonably steady, even when two opposing forces/factors are of equal strength/importance and stability is maintained. Another definition shares that...