2017-12-07 / Community

FFA member teaches lesson at State Level Contest

By Sydnee Sutliff
North Huron FFA

Sydnee Sutliffa Sydnee Sutliffa KINDE - While everyone else was working on projects for nationals, I’ve been working on a short lesson for the AFNRE (Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education) Career Development Event.

To prepare for this, I worked with Mrs. Holbrook, our student teacher, to help me on some essentials for me to succeed in teaching a lesson. She taught me how to develop an interesting lesson, use proper etiquette and how not to stumble on my words. My lesson was about how both human and cattle nutrition are similar. I practiced the lesson by teaching it to three different classes.

After finding out I was selected as a state finalist, I practiced even more by teaching my lesson to additional classrooms. I presented my lesson at the Fall Leadership Convention in Lansing to four college students and a panel of three judges. Out of six state competitors, I got state alternate. Now I’m ready to get the first place title next year!

My takeaway from this journey is: that at any age and with practice you can do anything you set your mind to. After creating a brand new lesson and teaching it, I’ve realized that teaching is harder than it looks.

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