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. 4, January/February

Agriscience Practically Teaches Itself
So often we are quick to avoid new teaching strategies, making excuses like "I don't have time to learn something new," or "what I do already works," or "that won't work with the students I have." Rather than making that snap judgment regarding the infusion...
Alex: I Will Take "Potpourri" for $1000
Articles in The Agricultural Education Magazine have traditionally centered on themes. As Editor for the past two years I have followed the same format. Keep in mind that the Magazine is twentyeight pages in length: no more, no less. There are features...
Baby Boomer Turned Digital Native: One Teacher's Journey into 21st Century Learning
Educational spaces need to be smart, technology rich, adaptable, and configurable in order to meet the needs of today's students. If the desire is to put students first, it has to be more than just unloading crates of technology into a room for the teacher...
Brain-Based Learning: BQLTN vs. CASE
Estimated Percentages by Learning Style: Auditory learners - 20% to 35% of students, Kinesthetic learners - 10% to 30% of students, and Visual learners - 40 % to 65 % of studentsBe-Quiet-Listen- Take-Notes (BQLTN) vs. Curriculum for Agricultural Science...
Creating a Fun Game (Feast or Famine) to Help Students Learn about the Importance of Seed Identification Related to World Food Crops
Individuals with non-agricultural backgrounds comprise the majority of students interested in biology today. Most of these students are unaware that a relatively small group of plant species produce most of the world's food supply. One approach to creating...
Do You Perceive My Perception?
How often do we perceive the same matters as someone else unless we have first attained the knowledge to arrive at their conclusion? Often enough we agree with others, acknowledging we see various factors the same way, but seeing factors versus perceiving...
Funding Agricultural Education, the Buck Stops Here!
No! Every administrator's favorite wordAs an agricultural educator, have you ever derived an incredible idea for your class that your administrators "shotdown" simply because of the lack of funding? This is a horror story that I see playing out time...
Incorporating Conservation Education in Agricultural Education
A Case for Conservation EducationProposed changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), specifically in terms of environmental education and stewardship through the No Child Left Inside Act, have important implications in how agriculture,...
Potpourri: A Miscellaneous Collection
Ever stop to think about how the agricultural education programs across your state or the nation differ from the program in your school? Ever wonder what unique educational programs, teaching methods, and approaches to subject matter others are utilizing...
Relevance, Rigor and Authenticity in Ag Education: A Practical Approach to Achieving All Three
Facilitating student learning using technology and handson experiential learning is the goal of most all agricultural educators. Making the experience meaningful is the ultimate goal in education. Designing curriculum with relevance, rigor and authenticity...
School Gardens: Ripe with STEM and Experiential Learning; Fertile Soil for Agricultural Program Growth
School gardensTeaching agriculture is one of the best professions out there. Admittedly, teaching agriculture through agricultural mechanics or livestock is where the most comfort lies for these two teachers, however, there is much merit in school gardens...

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