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. 76, No. 5, March/April

"Adventures" in Teaching: Using Adventure Learning
Survivor, Fear Factor, and even Who Wants to Marry my Dad - Popular culture has been consumed by reality programming. Every night millions of people sit down to watch as another regular Joe tries to swim through an underwater maze or win a date with...
Bigger Than His Business: One Expert's Opinion of Teaching in Agriculture
"Every man is, or ought to be, bigger than his business" (Davenport, pg. 171). These words of Eugene Davenport, an early pioneer in agricultural education, describe the knowledge, skill, and dispositions of teaching agriculture. The in-depth knowledge...
Building Community and Administrative Support through Professionalism
Pre-planning time for a first year teacher is always hectic. There are faculty meetings to attend, lesson plans to finalize and a classroom to organize. Yet, in the middle of the preplanning frenzy, the principal of my first school loaded all the teachers...
Firecrackers and Magic Tricks.Is Providing Meaning That Easy?
A teacher has many responsibilities to fulfill. One of those responsibilities is providing meaning to the subject material to be learned. Literature in agricultural education acknowledges meaning as a principle for effective teaching and learning (Newcomb,...
From Celerifere to Tricycle: Using National Board for Professional Teaching Standards as a Tool to Steer Agricultural Education
In the late 160Os, a Frenchman invented the celerifere, consisting of a timber beam to which two in-line wheels were attached. This primitive bicycle did not have handlebars or a comfortable seat. The rider's feet pushing the wheels were the only energy...
Learning and Teaching: A Complex Phenomenon
Teaching and learning are the basic foundations of our profession. In this issue of the Magazine colleagues from across the country share ideas and provide insight into the teaching of secondary agriculture students.The process of learning and the ability...
LifeKnowledge Is Good Teaching!
As a teacher educator who has been challenged by the National FFA Organization, John Deere, the USDA, and my peers to introduce the new "LifeKnowledge" curriculum to my preservice teachers, I can honestly say that I am proud to be put to the task. It...
Putting the Science of Agriculture into Instruction: The Why and How
In the comic strip Luann by Greg Evans, Luann approaches her science teacher about the "D" she received on a test. Luann argues that she knew all the answers the night before, but 16 hours later she forgot half of them. Luann continues to plea that if...
Student and Teacher Rapport: An Essential Element for Effective Teaching
Who was your favorite teacher when you were in school? What image(s) does that question con jure up in your mind? Do you think of someone who cared about you whether learning took place or not? When a teacher shows he/she genuinely cares about a student...
The Cornerstone of OUR Profession
One fact which is undeniable is that the cornerstone of every agricultural education program is the teacher. The success of the students, or lack of same, is directly related to the competency and commitment of the local teacher..The teacher is responsible...

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