Celebrate you. Celebrate students.

Celebrate you. Celebrate students.

As you reflect on 2023 as a FFA advisor and agriculture teacher… Was it a year of CELEBRATING achievements? Or a year of CELEBRATING growth?

No matter what type of year you experienced, it should be CELEBRATED! And just like you should be CELEBRATED, so should your students!

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Adulting 101

Adulting 101

Who gets frustrated when someone says…

I wish someone in school taught me…” 

to do my taxes.

to jumpstart my car.

to apply for a loan.

And then follows up with…”at least I know mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell.

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Recruiting the best for FFA

Recruiting the best for FFA

Recruitment can be a tricky thing.

You have to convince 14-17 year old students to take a class that (in many cases) they do not need to graduate.

You have to convince students with a “too cool for school” mentality to join FFA and dedicate countless out-of-school hours to FFA events and meetings.

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A new way to coach CDEs

A new way to coach CDEs

Raise your hand if this sounds like you…

One teacher program. Offer 20+ CDEs and LDEs. Limited community involvement. Independently coach the majority of teams.

This was me.

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Buckle up for winter

Buckle up for winter

New drivers scare me. New drivers in Ohio during the winter really scare me.

It never failed the first couple snows of the year, we would have several students late to school because they went into a ditch.

And of course those same students came to school in shorts, slides and a sweatshirt - completely unprepared for the 15 degree weather.

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