- To schedule some "me time" in order to keep your sanity with all the National FFA Convention planning coming up,
- To come up with a really elaborate and detailed plan for celebrating National Teach Ag Day, in order to inform all students and colleagues that you are proud to teach ag,
- To run for a position on the site-based council -- they need to hear new voices and opinions,
- To lose sleep thinking about how awesome National Teach Ag Day is going to be,
- To step outside your comfort zone in order to show your students how awesome it is to be Tagged to Teach Ag!
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|Organization is key to running a successful agriculture program. Bethany Sweatt, agriculture teacher at Porter Ridge High School in North Carolina, keeps her desk tidy for anything and everything that may come her way.|
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Ag Teacher Hack
I tend to be a little hesitant to take chances, but it is something I am getting better at!
With my juniors and seniors (the old hats) I did the typical first day thing syllabus, what do we need app wise, expectations, etc. But with the newbies, my freshman, and some of the newbies in the sophomore class, I decided to do something crazy -- a lesson. A lesson where we have to read, we have to write, and have to think.
I was nervous about doing this -- what if it goes badly? Will they be quiet enough to take it all in? Will they be engaged enough? What if it flops?
Well it didn't! It was AWESOME! And why did I not do this before? Why did I deny myself and my kids the opportunity?
What a great first day, I think its going to be a great year!
Oh and one tip. Hide your phone, otherwise, there will be selfies for days!
-Gina Neff, Lancaster High School, Ohio
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The National Teach Ag Campaign is a project of the National Council for Agricultural Education, led by the National Association of Agricultural Educators. For more information, visit the Teach Ag website.Funding for the National Teach Ag Campaign is provided by the CHS Foundation and DuPont Pioneer as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.