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1 Roles, Responsibilities, and Rewards of Teaching Agriculture

2 The Hats Ag. Ed. Teachers Wear? (Roles) Teacher Manager Counselor Coach Agriculturalist Police Officer Maintenance Worker Publicist Financial Manager Learner Bus Driver Computer Operator And many more…

3 Teacher Plan lessons Regular ag students Special education students (self contained or mainstreamed) Homebound or hospitalized students Students in detention Present lessons

4 Teaching roles…. Prepare visuals aids and handouts Prepare exams Grade assignments and exams Meet with parents Serve on IEP and 504 committees Serve on other school committees

5 Manager Operate an effective FFA Program Supervise SAE projects Work with the FFA Alumni Maintain an advisory committee Manage equipment, supplies and facilities Some agriculture programs are small-scale businesses

6 Counselor Help students identify colleges and financial opportunities Help students plan appropriate career pathways Help students with their personal problems Help parents and students adjust to the rigors of high school (homework, exams, etc)

7 Coach Train FFA teams Livestock evaluation Parliamentary procedure Agricultural Mechanics Horticulture + 20 more Get students ready to hold local, state, and/or national FFA offices

8 Agriculturalist Operate a greenhouse, school farm, school nursery or an aquaculture center Provide the latest and most effective agricultural information to people in the community

9 Police Officer Enforce school rules Participate in bus and lunch duties Supervise students in the hallways and bathrooms, as well as, supervise school dances, sports events Report unsafe activities

10 Maintenance Worker Keep classroom and labs organized, clean and safe Maintain shop equipment Provide school administers with advice on the beatification of the school grounds (a teacher IS NOT the school grounds keeper)

11 Publicist Maintain good public relationships with the community. Work with the local news media to get information about the agriculture program published

12 Financial Manager Over see the management of the FFA budget and fund- raising activities Submit receipts on time when using program and/or FFA funds. Manage the departmental budget (some schools in North Carolina run over $70,000 through their program every year) Make budget requests and fill out requisitions

13 Learner Continuously read professional journals Make community contacts that can serve as valuable resources. Attend professional workshops, in service education activities and special opportunities to learn more about your field

14 Bus Driver Transport FFA members to and from activities Transport students to purchase program supplies

15 Computer Operator Develop an Ag Ed program web page Maintain program data bases Answer Submit FFA rosters on-line Access FFA information over the web

16 Teacher Time Use The average teacher in 1961 spent ___ hours a week on teaching activities (both inside and outside of school)? (NEA Study) 45

17 Teacher Time Use Bartholomew & Gardner (1981) study found that teachers spent ___ hours weekly on all teaching duties 45.9

18 Teacher Time Use In teachers spent ___ hours a week on teaching duties. (NCES) 45.2

19 NEA Study (1961) Teaching - 23 h, 36 m Misc. - 9 h Grading - 4 h, 34 m Planning - 3 h, 30 m Preparing aids - 2 h, 30 m Individual help - 1 h, 36 m Parents - 48 m

20 Massachusetts Teachers Association (1976) Teachers work as many hours in 5 weeks as business and industry people do in ___ weeks. A. 4 B. 5 C. 6

21 Agriculture Teacher Time In Minnesota if was estimated that agriculture teachers work ___ hours per week (Leske, 1969) Nebraska agriculture teachers work ___ hours a week (Dillon, 1976)

22 Rush (Idaho, 1982) __ 39.1 hours __ 42.6 hours __ 45.6 hours A. Agriculture teacher B. Principal C. Superintendent D. Spouse Various folks were asked how many hours a week should the agriculture teacher work. Guess who answered how?

23 Peterson (Minnesota, 1977) __ 52 h, 6 min. __ 51 h, 21 min. __ 50 h., 53 min. A. First year agriculture teacher B. 2nd year agriculture teacher C. 3rd year agriculture teacher This study wanted to see if there was a difference in years of experience and time spent on the job weekly!

24 Time Ag teachers spend hours a week on their job.

25 Rewards (in NC) Starting salary – Minimum of $35,000 (B.S., no experience, 12 month contract, lowest paying school in the state) Some schools pay a supplement Wake County – around 12% Mecklenberg – around 15% Masters degree is about 10% more National board certification is 12% more Mentor teachers receive an extra $100 per month There are agriculture teachers in NC making $80,000+

26 Longevity Pay (in NC) Years of State Service 10 but less than but less than but less than or more years Longevity Pay Rate 1.50% 2.25% 3.25% 4.50%

27 Benefits (in NC) Health Insurance Dental Insurance (some schools) Disability 11 Paid Holidays Sick Leave Good Retirement Pay Vacation (see next slide)

28 Earned Vacation (in NC) Years of State Service Less than 2 years 2 but less than 5 years 5 but less than 10 years 10 but less than 15 years 15 but less than 20 years 20 years or more Days Earned per Month

29 More Benefits Get to work with youth Work flexibility Can stay indoors or go outside Can build a respected program Can make a real impact on individuals Job security Job availability nationwide Can combine vocation with avocation Access to a shop and tools


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