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Sarah Warren
This week, our Map Maker activity has a fun twist. I reached out to Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager, and asked her to share some of her thoughts related to Chapter 5 of Marching Off the Map. Please read her guest blog post, and then come back here for today's activity!   Marching Off the Map for the Future of Ag Education   Map Maker: 1)… (Show more)
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Sarah Warren
"When the winds of change blow, some people build walls, while others build windmills." - Chinese Proverb, p. 79   I am having a hard time deciding which chapter is my favorite in Marching Off the Map, but I think chapter 5 is certainly high up there on the list (though this week's reading, chapter 6, is pretty highly ranked too). This chapter is… (Show more)
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Sarah Warren
Tim Elmore poses a crucial question at the end of chapter 4: "Are you willing to keep your principles, but trade in your pedagogy?" We've learned that our students need us to adapt but not adopt their trends.They need us to adjust to them but not appease them. If we listen and watch closely, they just might tell us what they need. What we are… (Show more)
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Sarah Warren
"We are now at a point where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet." - Margaret Mead (as quoted on p. 69)   Chapter 4 is absolutely packed with facts and figures that nicely tie up the first 3 chapters we have been studying. I have had to really slow down and focus when I… (Show more)
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Sarah Warren
Something to think about to get us started today... Why All World Maps Are Wrong   So far, Marching Off the Map has shown us in detail how the students of today will face problems tomorrow that we cannot even fathom yet. Our best hope is to prepare them to problem solve and equip them with the skills they will need. How are you equipping them to… (Show more)
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Sarah Warren
We've spent the last week and a half reflecting on who we are as a leader in this expedition, orienting ourselves to embrace change, and diagnosing some of the challenges we will face in the future. Chapter 3 focused on getting acquainted with Generation Z, the natives of this new territory. In calling our students natives, we are admitting that… (Show more)
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Sarah Warren
This is it! Final assignment checks are in. Unless you have otherwise let me know you need more time, I will be sending out PD certificates today. Please be sure to check this tracker, and let me know if you see any issues!  Updated as of 7.6.20
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Sarah Warren
Do you remember the very first video I shared in this book club? It can be found in the Testing the Waters post, and you might want to go watch it if you haven't already - it will give you some context for what follows below.   Of all the adventure and travel-related themes we could've gone with to metaphorically send you off on your next grand… (Show more)
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Sarah Warren
Welcome to the final week of our book club on Tim Elmore's Marching Off the Map! We will have our Map Maker on Wednesday and an Expedition Chat Friday before we will finally set this book aside...for now.     Take some time today to truly reflect on where you were when you started this book club. We have all spent a lot of time reacting to our… (Show more)
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