American education week

American education week

Nobody goes into education for the thank you…but that doesn’t mean it isn’t appreciated!

Did you know American Education Week is coming up November 13 - 17? Does your school or FFA chapter conduct any programming to thank those involved in your school district?

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Evade the grade

Evade the grade

Which type of teacher are you? The one who grades everything? Or the one who grades nothing? I was both of those teachers at different points of my decade in the classroom. 

I was the teacher that graded every assignment with care, making sure I gave crucial feedback so students know how they can improve to strive for mastery.

I was also the teacher that received an email from my principal asking why I didn’t have any grades online by week three of the quarter. 

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Chips & tips

Chips & tips

Do your students struggle envisioning what life is like after high school? Need a unique FFA meeting activity?

The Chips and Tips FFA Alumni Event was an activity my FFA officers frequently added to our POA and national chapter application where alumni FFA members were invited back to provide tips and insight into careers, college, and life after graduation to our current members.

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Movement in the classroom to enhance learning

Movement in the classroom to enhance learning

struggle to sit. I struggle to sit now. I struggled to sit when I was a student.My least favorite days teaching were proctoring standardized tests followed by eight hour teacher in-services.

Who can relate? So if we, as teachers, despise sitting so much, how can we expect our kids to do it without behavioral issues.

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Cardboard city

Cardboard city

If I asked your students if they would willingly sleep in a cardboard box in October in Ohio without electronics, food or other luxuries, would they? I would have guessed no too until my officers started conducting a Cardboard City.

Cardboard City was an event my chapter conducted for six years where students volunteered to stay 12 hours in a cardboard shelter to raise awareness for homelessness in their community. 

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