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. 77, No. 4, January/February

Are You Feeding or Challenging Your Students: Feeding Them Knowledge or Challenging Them to Think?
Knowledge is increasing at an astronomical rate. It is estimated that the world's knowledge base doubles every 18 months (Reinhold, 2004). When one limits the analysis to the scientific domain, information is doubling every five years (Information Today...
Can You Hear Me Now?
Do you sometimes want to walk around your classroom like the man on the cellular phone commercial asking, "Can you hear me now? Can you hear me now?" The students just don't seem to understand what you are saying. Perhaps the problem isn't the reception;...
Is Teaching Scientific?
Few, if any, activities are as crucial in schooling as teaching; and, as elusive and complex as teaching may be, research towards its understanding must continue. Most of the research on teaching, however, is not read by the most important group, that...
Is Your Classroom the Happenin' Place to Be?
Close your eyes. Take a few seconds and try to remember your favorite grade school teacher. How about your favorite high school instructor? College professor? As you reflect upon these individuals, think about why you chose them as your favorites. Do...
Organization and Structure for Effective Teaching
Effective agricultural education begins with organization and structure. Success is not a random act or merely an artful performance of the sage on the stage. Effective teaching which will result in effective learning must have a known organizational...
Student Motivation: The Bottom Line
When reviewing the basic principles of teaching and learning (Newcomb, McCracken, Warmbrod & Whittington, 2004) and then overlaying those principles with the research that has been done in this arena, it is our view that we are inevitably drawn to...
Teacher Behaviors: Student Opportunity to Learn
How much more logical can it be than for a teacher to plan daily for students to be given the opportunity to learn the criterion material (Rosenshine and Fürst, 1971 )? After all, isn't learning, and therefore the opportunity to learn, the basis for...
The Problem-Solving Approach: Taking Students beyond Knowledge
It was a very cold and snowy January morning in London Ohio. I was buried in my bed, somewhere between dreams of springtime and the chilly reality of the day ahead when the telephone ring pushed me into the later. It was Bob, a freshman in my agricultural...
The Science of Teaching
Like most undergraduates in agricultural education, I complained a lot. The curriculum was so jampacked. We had to complete all of the campus-wide requirements, just like everyone else. Because of state teacher certification standards, we had to take...
The Science Underlying Task-Oriented Teaching Behavior
Task-oriented teaching behaviors are related to student achievement. Is this statement supported by scientific knowledge? Yes, but you should be interested in the operational definition of task-oriented teaching behaviors. You should also be interested...

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