The habits of effective agricultural education teachers
Romain, Charles Joshua
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The purpose of this research is to determine the most effective teaching characteristics and behaviors of recognized teachers throughout the state of Georgia. The researcher sought to discover the different habits of effective teachers and to discuss the topic with these educators in order to obtain their expertise on the subject. The researcher gathered literature investigating effective teachers and formulated a list of characteristics based on the research. Teachers recommended by the Georgia Agricultural Education State Staff were emailed a questionnaire based on the formulated list of characteristics and asked to participate in a focus group. The objective of this study was: determine the most effective teaching habits from nominated teachers in the state of Georgia. The major themes that arose after the literature review, questionnaire, and the focus group discussion include classroom control/discipline, care/personal relationship with their students, and variety/adaptable teaching styles.