• Gina's Play Doh Representation

    This is me, as a blank slate.  Im always want to get better at my life- as a teacher, a friend, a wife, and an FFA Advisor.  I love my FFA program, hence my blue and gold border.  The pop of red is my creative and int...
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  • First day of school- dont be afraid to take a chance!!

    I tend to be a little hesitant to take chances, but it is something I am getting better at!   With my juniors and seniors (the old hats) I did the typical first day thing syllabus, what do we need app wise, expectati...
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  • CDE Advertising for the classroom- check out my idea!

    Hello all- Im hoping this will help someone, anyone! I struggle to get my students involved with CDEs.  For the past 2 years, I had a sheet of paper with the different CDE's available and when the contest was.  I dis...
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  • CDE practice- how do you do it?

    When you hold practices, how to you have them?  My problem is that students do not attend and they know if they do not attend, they do not participate.  I try to be flexible, I look at the times they are available and...
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  • Share your best formative assessment strategies?

    Hi all- I have been looking to add formative assessment strategies to my tool box and incorporate more into my daily classroom activities.  I was hoping that everyone could share a formative assessment or 2 that has ...
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  • Concrete Labs

    I love CASE in my classroom so if I have the chance, I try to design other lessons like CASE.  This is probably my most extensive lab to date: thoughts?  Changes you might suggest?  I had a little trouble with my tran...
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  • Placement Efficiency

    Hi all! I have a student who is a state proficiency finalist.  We are filling out an outline and its asking for top 5 efficiencies. This is a placement award so I am not sure what to put. Suggestions? I was thinking t...
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  • Safety Videos- has more just just Ag Mech

    I found this website with links to lots of safety videos.  Its free and you just have to give them an e-mail address. Video Clips « Safety Awakenings
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  • Bio Energy/Bio Products Lab

    Im not sure how many folks teach about alternative energy/bioenergy or products with their students but we have just wrapped up our labs this week (we are testing some biodiesel we made in class this week on Monday!) ...
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  • Taking Non-Returning Kids to FFA Camp

    So I am advertising to students our FFA camp dates and I have several students who are interested.  They are also students who are not taking my classes next year.   Im torn, I want kids to get as much out of my progr...
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  • Lost students with the AET

    Hi all- My students and I are updating our record books and they are so lost!!   I have them look at the guides for help, but they are still being dazed and confused.   What were some of the things you did to help ...
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  • Agar Recipie

    I wanted to share this- it works well for me pouring my own petri dishes.  I get the nutrient agar from Nasco.
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  • Bell schedule for traveling students (slightly different question then before!)

    Hello all- I know schedules have come up before, but I have a more specific question.   With my school, we actually have 2 campuses- so we have some students commute between the campus.  The travel period for these ...
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  • Current time on task research

    Hello all-   My school is looking to change our bell schedule to accomadte the new curriculum rolling out that is going to require students to go more in depth with material    An informal committee has been starte...
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  • Super nice camera...suggestions? What do you use?

    I was just awarded a technology grant that I applied for and now I get to buy a really awesome camera.....   I have a budget of $2000 i have in mind  that I can switch out the lenses and I can get great shots from f...
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  • Come learn about inquiry at National FFA Convention

    Hello all!   If you want to learn more about inquiry and experience a great inquiry lab, come check out Too Much Life on Thursday from 12:30-1:30.  Find out when too much of a good thing can become bad!
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  • What do you make? Taylor Mali

    Our school showed this at the staff meeting- I think its worth sharing.  Warning: a little vulgar at the end, but a great message over all   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxsOVK4syxU&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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  • Entitlement Creed

    I just found this from a fellow teacher on facebook and I think this is great and wanted to share!   The Entitlement Creed - YouTube
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  • FFA Meetings and Roll Call- do you do it and how?

    Hi all- My students and I are at our officer retreat and we are talking about doing roll call to prevent members from signing in and then leaving before the meeting  starts.  Do any of you use a roll call and how do ...
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  • Replacing an officer- parent not on board

    During the beginning of the school year we had some major issue on the officer team. The officers and I set down and came up with a list of expectations for the team for the rest of the year.   One of those expectati...
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