• Ch. 9 Discussion - Go Make Some Magic!

    Wow! Can you believe it? We've already reached the end of this summer's Virtual Book Club. You have all done an excellent job at encouraging one another, building your Professional Learning Network, and being authenti...
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  • Ch. 8 Discussion Questions

    Chapter 8 of Make Learning Magical is less about technique and more about our recurring theme of reflection. Tisha shares her own stories of impact, and challenges us to think from two angles - how can we have an impa...
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  • Ch 7 Reflection Questions

    Reflection was stressed greatly in this chapter of Make Learning Magical. Kolb's Learning Cycle, a popular educational theory, includes four cyclical steps that seem to mirror Tisha's ideas:        Being able to pr...
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  • Ch 5 & 6 Reflection Questions

    These questions are to help guide you in your assignment for chapters 5 and 6. You don't have to answer all of them if you don't feel they pertain to your lesson/unit.   What are some ways that you have used technolo...
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  • Witte Legacy

    One person who left a lasting impact on me is my high school ag teacher, Mr. Mowinkel. He always encouraged me to do my best, would have life chats and just was a positive influence in my life. I show him what it has ...
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  • Witte Authentic Audience

    Lesson- Need for marketing/importance of knowing what your target audience does   Whom could you invite into the classroom as part of an authentic audience for your students? Local shrimp farm business owner who gro...
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  • Assignment 1: Ch. 1-3 Reflection

    1) What are some pop culture themes, or television concepts (game shows, series, etc) that you can layer over your curriculum to make the content come to life in a way that is relevant to your students?   2) What kin...
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  • Discussion Post 3 (Ch. 7)

    What is a lesson plan/unit of instruction that gets your students excited each year? Or it is so engaging that it is your favorite to teach?   PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS: Do you have a lesson that you are scared to teach b...
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  • Hamilton Expectations/Environment/Energy/Empowerment

    My lesson would be from CASE Advanced Plant Science -  Expectation   I can construct a model of a complete flower by creating a flower out of playdoh and identify/examine the flower structure. The "Do Now" is place...
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  • Assignment 7- The Full Deck

    Part III summarizes different techniques that can be used in your classroom. While some of these take more effort than others, and some of these techniques may be geared toward a younger age group. Which one of these ...
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  • Assignment 6 (Ch. 10 & 11)

    In Chapter 10, Persistence, Hope and Wade talked about starting a club or extracurricular activity. For agricultural educators, this is our FFA Chapter. Are there other clubs or groups that you are involved in at scho...
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  • Discussion Post 2- Ch. 6

    The Kings refer to lunchtime as a time to connect with students and get to know their interests outside of the classroom. As ag teachers, this can be difficult as we may skip lunch to set up a lab, or preparing with a...
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  • Van Allen Roadblocks

    What are those roadblocks that you struggle with? Are they personal/professional/both? Do you have ways to cope with those struggles? Are you still learning how to deal with them head on?   Throughout my career ther...
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  • Roadblocks B. Coleman

    Some roadblocks I have found already in my short career so far are that there is not enough time in the day. I always want to do way more then I can in a day.  I do not like telling the kids that they can not do somet...
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  • Discussion Post 1- Ch 4 & 5

    Discussions are for participants to delve a littler deeper into questions that may come up in the readings. There may be one question or several. You are not required to answer all of them, as they are meant to guide ...
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  • Moving from Panic to Creative with SAE

    I really need to thank the discussion we had on chapters 4 and 5 for getting me moving a little on SAE. I called it in my panic zone and wanted to move it to my creative zone. Just that put the seed in my mind and I a...
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  • Grow Each Day "Discussion"

    Notice the quotes around "discussion."   This week, we will be participating in the Mindset Test here: Mindset | Test Your Mindset   1. What were your results?   2. Do you feel the results were accurate?   This ...
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  • Assignment Check Lists

    I'm a check list kind of gal! Is there any chance there could be a checklist so we can make sure we're getting done what we need to do? I'm afraid with so many posts I'll miss something. Thanks!
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  • Schedule of Activities???

    Hello all,       Just wondering if/when the Schedule of Activities would be posted.  Would like to add events to my Summer Calendar/Summer Plan.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  • Chapters 9-11 Discussion Questions

    These are being posted a little early as I will be out of the office tomorrow. Happy discussion-ing!   1. How do you move from "standardized" to "personalized" learning opportunities for your students and staff?   2...
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