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. 6, May/June

Bring It to Class
Otudents won't find it in a textbook, they can't ask a friend what it is, and the teacher will not give it to them. It is the proper response to a question that requires critical thinking - the "right answer". Why do so many students struggle when they...
Can We Really Teach Students to Think Critically?
In a recent conversation with a colleague, he asserted that teaching students to think in the context of a classroom is next to impossible. Our job as educators he suggested was to provide the knowledge for students so that they would have it in "reserve"...
Critical Thinking: A Life-Long Endeavor
Everyone thinks, it is our nature to do so. But much of our thinking, left to itself, is biased, distorted, partial, uninformed, or down-right prejudiced. Yet the quality of our life and that of what we produce, make, or build depends precisely on the...
Four Steps to Teaching Evaluation Skills
Almost every agriculture teacher, at some time during their career, has been asked the question, "What do you teach?" Many of us reply with the title of the courses we teach or focus on the subject matter. Yet, what we know to be true but sometimes have...
Helping Students Regulate through Reflection
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.-Albert EinsteinSo, what does this quote have to do with Critical Thinking? It illustrates the rationale of instructing students in the critical thinking skill of self-regulation....
How Do You Teach a Disposition to Think Critically?
Have you ever noticed in the classroom that some of your students are really smart, but don't have that thing we generally call common sense! Or a student may be more street smart than book smart? Simply said, some students are great at using higher-order...
Inference: An Alternative to the Guess-What's-on-My-Mind Game
As a newly minted teacher, son of an agriculture teacher, and former FFA officer, I was certainly ready for the challenges of teaching secondary agricultural science and business at TriCounty High School. Well, that was the first day. When day two arrived,...
It's All Interpretation
All learning [in agricultural education] involves personal interpretation, since whatever we learn we must integrate into our own thinking and action (Paul, Binker, Martin, & Adamson, 1995).I know we have some Diamond Rio fans who read this magazine,...
Teaching the Critical Thinking Skill of Explanation
As children, we've all had the experience of being asked to explain ourselves. "Tell me why you hit your brother!" "Explain Newton's third law of motion." "Tell me how you did this."But, although explanation is a skill that may be fairly easy to observe,...
Using Analysis in the Classroom
Have you ever received or found an object that you did not recognize? Maybe it was something old, a relic of sorts, and you wanted to determine the origin or use of this object. As you begin to examine the object, you decide to use a large magnifying...
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