Building Self Efficacy in You and Your Students

October 10, 2017

Self efficacy makes a big difference in our teaching, and our students' learning. Learn how to build students' self efficacy (and maybe even your own) with Dr. McKim!


Ag, Science, and the Public - How to Lead the Conversation (without fighting words!)

September 26, 2017

It seems like every day brings about a new fight between modern agriculture and the general public. Teach your students (and yourself) to be responsible agricultural advocates with Dr. Stofer's tips for communicating about science and agriculture!


Critical Conversation! Does Circle Size Matter? The Mystery of the Three-Circle Model

September 19, 2017

Marshall, Kate, and Brian grapple with the three-circle model that seems to define what an ag. ed. program should be doing. But that model really what we should be following? Watch here (yep, we now have a YouTube Channel!) or listen here. Be sure to share your own thoughts below - we want you in the conversation!


What is Best in Teaching?

September 12, 2017

In the day-to-day chaos of leading the ag program, it's so easy to lose sight of what's considered "best" when it comes to teaching...and what's considered "best" for other classes might not be "best" for the ag classroom. Re-calibrate your teaching strategy with the Owl Pellet team as they chat with Dr. Becki Lawver about best practices in teaching ag!


Internationalizing your Ag Program (without a plane ticket!)

September 5, 2017

The world is shrinking, right? With agricultural products from across the globe just a supermarket away from your students, a healthy understanding of international agriculture is pretty darn important these days. Whether you want to trot around the globe with your students or aren't even sure you want to let them venture outside the classroom, Dr. Nathan Conner has some great tips for internationalizing your agriculture program! 


Animals in Your Classroom

August 29, 2017

Dr. Nick Fuhrman, aka Ranger Nick, shares his expert tips on which types of animals you should be using to teach your students, and how to best use them to maximize student learning. 


Social Media and Students

May 25, 2017

What's your social media strategy? From secret accounts and fake names to hosting classes online, teachers have created all kinds of social media policies to manage their desired relationship between their personal and professional lives. Listen as Dr. Lisa Lundy discusses her recommendations for teachers using social media! 


Becoming a Resilient Teacher, Creating Resilient Students

May 9, 2017

Ever wonder how great teachers keep on keepin’ on, even in the face of challenges? Dr. Ed Osborne shares his thoughts on how we can become resilient teachers…and how we can pass on that resilience to our students!


What Story Are Your Clothes Telling?

May 4, 2017

Whether it’s jeans and boots or a power suit, every single teacher makes a choice about what to wear, every day. Are your clothes telling the story you’re intending to put out there?? Listen in as our own Kate Shoulders tells us about what our clothing choices say to our stakeholders!