• Last one left shut the lights off

    If we do not change ourselves, someone else will change us - for us.         Which do you prefer?   I have always wanted to believe that the best way to influence the future was to invent it. Working hard, see what i...
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  • My kid got a what??

    Another fun filled week of Parent - Teacher conferences.  When did it all go wrong?    School and grading; School and Grading It's an institute you can't disparage; This I tell ya, brother, you can't have one withou...
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  • And the learning goes on.

    Voracious. Insatiable. Unquenchable. Compulsive. Eager. Ravenous.   One key characteristics that I find in all of the educators that I put into my 'good' category is their desire to learn more about their profession ...
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  • I've been everywhere...

    Travel, I've had my share, man I've been everywhere   Thanks to OP McCubbins - I was re-reading some of my earlier posts -- like 5 years ago.  Boy doesn't time fly when you are having fun.   In the last 5 years -- ...
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  • In with the new...

    The first day of school always holds a certain promise.  I'm a huge fan of potential and today is like my own little special holiday.   I wish everyone a happy first day of school - last week, this week or next.   T...
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  • Best Curriculum

    Anyone using an Small Animal Science Curriculum that they absolutely love?  I may offer something along a semester of Small Animal Care.  Easy in, Easy Out -- not part of my sequential program.   Responses or Suggest...
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  • SAE

    Wether or not it's high practice, it is what it is. Yesterday our fruit came in.  Today, in the midst of that chaos, I'm taking some time today for kids to work with their SAE records on the AET (Ag Experience Track...
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  • The Calm before the Storm...

    Disclaimer: What follows below is one-side of a provocative coin:  Wes and Matt have taken a topic and then divvied up the "Point" side and the "Counter-Point" side.  Neither article necessarily reflects the personal ...
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  • It's beginning to look a lot like...

    NATIONAL CONVENTION TIME!   What?  Were you thinking Christmas??   As I work through the late night of Conferences, I have been reminiscing on National Convention Trips of the past.  Indulge me.   National Conventio...
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  • What about you?

    "Come inside, the show's about to start guaranteed to blow your head apart Rest assured you'll get your money's worth The greatest show in Heaven, Hell or Earth. You've got to see the show, it's a dynamo. You've ...
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  • Who is going to CASE this summer?

    Are you going to CASE institutes this summer?   If not, have you considered it??   Let's talk CASE!
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  • Grading - Part Deux

    Maybe you caught the last time I was talking about my grading 'walk-about' -- if not - here -> My kid got a what??   I had been studying, researching, reading, contemplating for a couple years prior to Fall of 2013 -...
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  • You Can't Handle the Truth

    After reading several articles lately in my state and a neighboring state - the battle we are waging to educate the public about agriculture and it's production methods is very real.  Sometimes I wonder what the trial...
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  • #agedu365

    Maybe your twitter-less or maybe you hung the moon online.  Either way -- maybe you have heard about the hastag - #farm365.   If not - quick synopsis -- started with the idea of posting about farm life all year round...
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  • What do you do?

    Sometimes I wonder about things...   What do you do when it all becomes too much?  We all know Ag teaching can be tough - the statistics bear that out without much argument.  Too many wash out before they really...
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  • Holy Summertime Batman!

    Well, June is sure a fun month -- a busy month -- but a fun month.   Aside from various Career Development events -- one day for Agronomy, Food Science, and Ag Mechanics; another for Horse Judging, Floriculture ...
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  • Dark Horses

    It really isn't until after Labor Day weekend that I start to feel normal... Normal for ME anyway --( Stow the wisecracks! )  School starts the day after our State Fair, but it's still a few weeks before I can seem to...
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  • What is good teaching?

    Tao - When the student is ready, the teacher will appear   Are you a good teacher?  Why would you say that?   And before you throw something at me, I completely believe there might be as many varied answers as peopl...
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  • Life is good today

    It's been a while here, but I hope your world has been spinning along this spring.  We have had more than normal snow and sprinkled in some 80 degree days... hard to get used to one temperature before it changes.   T...
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  • Hold on Loosely

    (Sang in the style of .38 Special) Hold on loosely, but don't let go. If you cling to tightly, you can loose control...   Spring Break is here next week and I've got a punchers chance of making it.... but my arms a...
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