• Do any of you use standards based grading in your ag classrooms?

    A fellow teacher and I have been looking at the benefit of standards based grading and getting away from the traditional point scale. Looking for any and all advice anyone has on the system.
    Cassandra Brown
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  • Tic Tac Toe Project Ideas

    I am looking for end of the semester project ideas... I would prefer a tic tac toe board, and one that could be applied to a broad range of classes... but I will take anything... Thanks in advance for your help!!
    Kathryn Justus
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  • MOOCs: Do we need actual teachers?

    My turn to prod the bear with an inflammatory question - do we actually need ag teachers?  Before you respond, read at least the first page or two of the following: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/01/business/business-...
    Craig A. Kohn
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  • Are extended contracts what ruins work/life balance for ag teachers?

    What if you ended your school day with the last bell? What if you ended your school year on the last day with all the rest of the teachers? What if you did not dedicate nearly half your weekends to some FFA activity? ...
    Nina Crutchfield
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  • Only a few more needed!

    Hey folks!  Just a reminder to take the poll at http://communities.naae.org/polls/1212 .  We only need 18 more people to meet our goal of 50.  It only takes 2 clicks and 60 seconds to complete. Thanks!
    Craig A. Kohn
    created by Craig A. Kohn
  • Halfway there!

    Hey folks!  Just a reminder to visit http://communities.naae.org/polls/1212 and click on what creates the most difficulty in your job.  It only takes 2 clicks (literally) and we need at least 50 responses to have some...
    Craig A. Kohn
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  • Don't forget!

    Just a reminder to visit http://communities.naae.org/polls/1212 and take the poll on how to improve the profession.  We'll need at least 50 responses to have enough data for our workshop - it literally only takes two ...
    Craig A. Kohn
    created by Craig A. Kohn
  • Have chapter banquets outlived their usefulness?

    Is it really necessary to expend so much time, energy, and money for one evening of food and recognizing only a few students in the ag program? Don’t they get enough pats on the back at ball team senior nights, schola...
    Nina Crutchfield
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  • What's wrong with your job?

    In June I'll be hosting a workshop called Beverages and Big Ideas at the Wisconsin Association of Ag Educator's summer conference (coinciding with NAAE Region III's).  We'll be bused to Burrows Park on the shore of be...
    Craig A. Kohn
    created by Craig A. Kohn
  • Exploratory Agriculture Activities

    Does anyone have any ideas of fun, hands on activities that you can do in Exploratory Agriculture Class?  I do not have a lot of money to use and that causes a problem.  I have the 7th graders 1st quarter and 8th grad...
    Joni Fields
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  • Are we really teaching career success or are we just teaching jobs?

    Spring semester is starting which means time filled with CDE practice, spring livestock shows, plant sales, and standardized tests. We are all so busy we have to check the calendar and clock to see if we are coming or...
    Nina Crutchfield
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  • Chapter Sweetheart

    It that time of year again and we are starting to plan for banquet. I'm a first year teacher at a school that having a chapter banquet each year has slid by the wayside. When I was in FFA my local chapter always selec...
    Dan May
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  • Are you the limiting your students' success?

    We all bust our tails every day to give our students opportunities. So how can I ask the question “Are you limiting your students' success?”   By now you know I ask the hard questions. Think about all the form...
    Nina Crutchfield
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  • Is your tricycle missing a wheel or two? Or maybe you have not noticed you are about to crash your agricultural program?

    If you have ever taught a toddler how to ride a tricycle, you know how much fun (and sometimes dangerous to you both) it can be to help them master their sense of balance so that all three wheels stay on the ground an...
    Nina Crutchfield
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  • No Cow Left Behind

    Another teacher sent this to me.  Thought that it might be of interest to the profession.  Let me know what you think.
    Hugh Mooney
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  • Soils Lesson

    Does anyone have a worksheet that they have made to use with the soil texturing triangle?  If so, would you please share. We are currently working on this aspect of the unit and I would really like to not have to comp...
    Joni Fields
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  • Curriculum on FFA Website

    Hello,   I have some money to spend at the FFA website. I would like to buy one of the curriculums on the website. Has anyone used any of the curriculums? Are they worth my money? Are there other things you would ra...
    Ashton Meints
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  • A ferret as a small animal lab responsibility

    I have been approached by a student about adopting his/her ferret. THe ferret comes with everything needed, but my hesitations are the predatory behaviors of the ferret. I've always wanted a ferret and I have two ot...
    Mary Katherine
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  • How do you start the school year off right?

    What if we approached school with as much enthusiasm and excitement as our favorite sporting events? The atmosphere prior to school starting can be just like before football season starts. All the fans are optimistic ...
    Nina Crutchfield
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  • Affiliate Membership

    We have just decided to go with the affiliate membership program and are looking at how to market it to ALL of our students.  Does anyone else using affiliate membership have a letter that they give to EVERY student o...
    Sherisa Nailor
    created by Sherisa Nailor