• Ag Sales Unit?

      I'm looking for an Ag Sales unit to teach to my junior and senior Ag Business classes. I have a few other sources, but I like to combine different units and seek out new ideas. Anyone have a good one? Thanks in adv...
    Alison Derringer
    created by Alison Derringer
  • Capstone/Independent Study course

    I am looking for some guidelines on an independent study course/senior capstone. I only have one student who's doing this as we had a schedule change today due to conflicts. He's been in Ag Ed his entire high school c...
    Alison Derringer
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  • Teaching SAE's

    I'm getting ready to teach my freshman how to use their record books. I don't feel like I did a very effective job last year (my first year) as my sophomores still have trouble with theirs. What have you done used to ...
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  • Chapter Awards

    I am in my second year of teaching at a chapter that was neglected for years. I'm finally starting to see some improvements in all areas with the exception of SAE's. Many students didn't have an SAE program when I cam...
    Alison Derringer
    created by Alison Derringer
  • Rabbit Hutch plans from scratch

    The teacher I am subing for asked me to facilitate her Animal Repro & Genetics classes in creating rabbit hutch plans from scratch. Each class is making a hutch for three cages. She wants the students to come up with ...
    Alison Derringer
    created by Alison Derringer
  • Weeds activities for Landscaping/Turf Grass

    I am teaching weeds in a landscape and golf course class and am in need of some fun, low cost activities to do with students for learning weeds and exploring the effects weeds can have. We have already gathered sample...
    Alison Derringer
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  • Help! I'm loosing them!!

    So everyone knows how it gets when you have less than 3 weeks left of school - kids zone out in class, complain about being in class instead of in the 'shop', etc.  My freshman class has been a great group all year, b...
    Alison Derringer
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  • Lacking confidence? Read this!

    Ihad to share this link with everyone as I think it is great towards helping new and experienced teachers alike that are suffering from lack of confidence. I am currently long term subing and am starting to feel those...
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    created by Alison Derringer
  • TeacherTube

    If you haven't heard of TeacherTube yet, you need to check it out! Its got some videos that you might be able to use in your classroom. Classes and teacher can even submit their own videos as well.  The address is:   ...
    Alison Derringer
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  • Officer Elections

    I will be conduction officer elections very soon. Tonight are the interviews with the new officers to be installed at the banquet at the beginning of April.  Last year, I only counted interviews for officer elections ...
    Alison Derringer
    created by Alison Derringer
  • Seed Propigation

    I am teaching Plant Science to my Ag Science II class and would like to teach them about different forms of propigation including scarification, stratification, cuttings, etc. The problem is I'm not sure what type of ...
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  • Small Arc Welding projects

    Does anyone happen to have plans for small arc welding projects they have their students make? My students will be making a small project using an arc welder, oxy-acetelyne cutting torch and grinder as their machinery...
    Alison Derringer
    created by Alison Derringer
  • Emergency Lesson Plans

    I'm a 1st year teacher and I'm struggling to come up with a set of emergency lesson plans in case I have to be gone unexpectedly.  I have already had them write current event articles and watched Dirty Jobs movies for...
    Alison Derringer
    created by Alison Derringer
  • Officer commitment issues

    My team of 8 officers is very diverse - a few play sports, many are in band or choir, and two work part-time. They were selected based on interviews this year and I felt that we had a strong team of responsible people...
    Alison Derringer
    created by Alison Derringer
  • Food Science CDE Team Contest

    I am coaching a first year food science team and we made it to state! Problem is, we didn't do the team portion of the contest at our district elimintation and our state rules don't explain how to do the team portion ...
    Alison Derringer
    created by Alison Derringer
  • Need Curriculum ideas

    I teach 5 different classes, so this year I am combining my Ag Business I and II curriculums to make it a little easier. Problem is I have quite a few boys that are very hands on, but I don't want to repeat curriculum...
    Alison Derringer
    created by Alison Derringer
  • Elementary Corn Lesson Needed!

      My freshman students are going to be teaching elementary students (1-5 grade possible) about corn in the next few weeks. The catch - it will be at our test plot while the corn is being harvested. Does anyone have a...
    Alison Derringer
    created by Alison Derringer
  • Video Suggestions

    I'm looking for videos for the students to watch when I'm gone from school. They're sick of Dirty Jobs (though they're an awesome thing to show!) so does anyone have suggestions of items that are related to Ag that ar...
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  • Ideas for Training Officers

    This summer, I would like to have an officer retreat and am looking for ideas/resources in order to train my officers for their responsibilities this year. We're not able to attend COLT conference due to our county fa...
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    created by Alison Derringer
  • Classroom management resources

      Since the beginning of the year, I feel that I could improve upon my classroom management skills. Even though I know its one of the things that many Ag teachers struggle with since our classroom environment is ment...
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    created by Alison Derringer