• Ice Breakers for First Day

    Does anyone have any ideas or activities that would be a great introduction/ice breaker to class on the first day? This will be my first year teaching and I want this lesson to be fun for everyone!
    Karen Roudabush
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  • Cell Phone Controversy

    I am considering doing something similar to the photo attached next year. I found it on Pinterest and thought it was genius idea and a way to keep cell phone distractions to a minimum in a classroom. Basically if the ...
    last modified by Hailey
  • Shop and Tools

    Hello everyone, I need some advise here. I am at a very small school my. The shop tools are old and there are few of them, basically one of each tool. I am a second year teacher here and I am glad to help the other t...
    last modified by Russell
  • Classroom Swearing

    I was wondering if anyone else had issues with their junior and senior students swearing or talking about inappropriate things (drugs, alcohol, etc).  I have seen some teachers use a swear jar, but I think they would ...
    Brittany Sheckler
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  • Interactive Tools to Increase Student Engagement

    Great free interactive tools to create quizzes, polls, tests, reviews, etc. to increase student engagement in the classroom:   Learning tools & flashcards, for free | Quizlet Plickers Quizizz: Fun Multiplayer C...
    Scott Fairfield
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  • Ice Breakers to get started- M&Ms

    In need of an activity to do the first day or two to get to know your kids? Use M&Ms and make everyone happy!
    Farrah Johnson
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  • When to take Freshmen into the shop?

    I have a mixed class of freshmen and sophomores in my Ag I/Ag II.  This in itself is an issue but right now I am struggling with my freshmen who want to go into the shop but can't be trusted in the classroom, let alon...
    Jessalyn Schrock
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  • New Class Ideas

    After speaking with my administration, I have been given a chance to offer a new science based class.  We have decided that our school science teachers cover the biological sciences very well.  We would like to offer ...
    Dan Witten
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  • Does anyone have good luck with student binders?

    I have tried the past 2 years to use student binders, but they seem to be unsuccessful and are just to "keep" items and not use them for studying/creating a portfolio, which is how I would prefer them to be used. I'm ...
    Christie Joehl
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  • Reward Systems

    Does anyone have any rewards systems that are successful within your classroom?  I have too many unmotivated students and I have considered a reward system as an option but I'm not sure how well I would keep up with i...
    Heather Hill
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  • The Difficult Kids

    I wish I had a nickel for every time someone at my school told me good luck with that kid. I seem to be a magnet for those (usually Juniors and Seniors) who don't want to do ANYTHING. They will not take notes, do proj...
    Amber Harcrow
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  • Ag Classroom Design

    Was curious if anyone could share some classroom design tips and tricks.  I have a shop room that is our Ag room and its been a bit difficult to set up effectively.  If anyone could share some ideas on effective class...
    Trevor Williams
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  • Must HAVE equipment

    What are your must have pieces of equipment or tools for teaching in the classroom. Any type of kits that you like? Just trying to get feedback. Thanks!
    Amy Grantz
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  • Students Keeping Their Trip Commitments

    Hello, This year I have had some great students go through my FFA program. However, one area that we need to improve on is the students keeping their commitments to trips. For example, I will have many students sign ...
    Kim Hill
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  • Intro to Agriculture Class

    So to make a long story short I have an Intro to Agriculture Class that only has two students. Both are pretty quiet so it's been kind of a boring semester so far since there isn't much discussion and activities are k...
    Calandria Jarboe
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  • What does discipline LOOK like?

    Maybe it's my positive upbeat nature, perhaps my soft voice, then again it could also be I don't know what discipline looks like. Honestly, I wasn't a perfect angel, but I don't recall ever having serious discussions ...
    Jessica Froelich
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  • Defiant Student

    I am a first-year, fresh-out-of-college, female, agriculture teacher. I teach an 8th Grade exploratory class where I have one half of the class for the first semester and the second half the second semester.   I hav...
    last modified by Kelli
  • Request info. for classroom management for ag. class and lab

    I would like information related to the management of class and lab activities for ag. teachers.  What activities/methods are available to help younger and/or less experienced teachers to improve their management abil...
    Jeffrey L. Wilt
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  • Student Teacher Needs help for Introduction to Specialty Animals.

    Hello All,   I am a new student teacher looking for ideas for my second day of class in Specialty Animal Science. The first day I will be focusing on classroom expectations and getting to know each other but would l...
    Mackenzie Clague
    created by Mackenzie Clague
  • Beginning of school activities

    I traditionally do an Ag Dept Scavenger Hunt 1st or 2nd day of school. I want to change it up a little this year. Ant suggestions on start of school fun activities? Thanks Henry
    Henry Paris
    created by Henry Paris