Natasha Mortenson and Ellen Thompson joined together to collaborate a handbook of classroom learning strategies to share with fellow Ag teachers. The handbook is designed to assist Ag Teachers with delivering lessons that take minimal teacher preparation while maximizing effectiveness. Natasha and Ellen first thought of the idea of a handbook during a workshop presentation at the Minnesota Association of Agriculture Educators Conference in July of 2008. They wanted to compile all the fun, interactive, and effective strategies they had success with so that others could be successful too.
" The handbook contains over 40 activities that any teacher could use in almost any discipline to engage students in the learning process. The ideas in the handbook have been used and tested in our classrooms with specific detail and examples for others to use as a guide," explained Mortenson and Thompson.
"Ag teachers are very busy people. They need to use, minds-on techniques to implement into their lessons. That is exactly what this handbook is," said Mortenson.
To view the handbook go to: http://naae.ca.uky.edu:8080/clearspace_community/docs/DOC-1048 or http://www.isd743.k12.mn.us/AgTableofContents.htm