Sarah Warren
"The process of design and preparation is just like a lesson plan. You can't move forward if you haven't decided how it will be done. To envision the future is to see where you need to be in one or even five years. But to plan for it, is to know what you have to accomplish tomorrow, and the next day, and the next." - Andrew McPeak, p. 163   If… (Show more)
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Once again, I think the information in chapter 8 came as no surprise to the Ag Ed world. As we continue to build our new maps, we have often practiced the art of looking at some of the old maps, our old teaching styles and curriculum, and determining if we should keep the old practice or create a new one in its place. As Elmore outlines, using… (Show more)
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As agricultural educators, you were probably already familiar with most of the concepts portrayed in Chapter 7 of Marching Off the Map. I know many of you place a huge emphasis on real world experiences and giving students an opportunity to learn in a variety of ways. What Elmore calls for in this chapter, however, is really uncharted territory… (Show more)
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*** If you missed the Facebook Live video today, our winners for last Wednesday's Teach Ag Kit Giveaway are: And if you missed the name of the website I used to draw the names, it is: https://wheelofnames.com/   Now, on to this week's adventure...   I loved Elmore's retelling of the Home Plate speech by John Scolinos on page 114. Elmore uses… (Show more)
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Before we get started today, please watch this video: Saving the Art of Mapmaking If you were wondering, I was born in 1996. This makes me a young Millennial according to Tim Elmore's analysis of generations. I remember playing "Snake" on my mom's first Nokia cellphone when I was in second grade. I knew a time when cellphones existed but they… (Show more)
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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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"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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"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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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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