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As a 4-H agent (and a parent), I always enjoy a good story about how a child learned consequences.
Volunteers are critical for the enhancement of 4-H programs. With volunteers, agents are able to reach more youth and provide quality experiences.
How do you thank your volunteers? Tips on volunteer recognition.
While we want to encourage outdoor fun we also want to encourage hydration and safety in the heat.
Water Safety is a leading cause of child deaths in Louisiana. The article describes some precautions you can take to prevent child drowning.
The LSU AgCenter has a "no cell phone" policy at 4-H summer camp. This article address a few pros and cons of the policy.
According to a Tufts University Study, 4-H members excel beyond their peers.
The best teams are made up of people who have different abilities, outlooks, and experiences.
This activity encourages children to participate within a group and recognize how much they have in common with each other.
In the professional world being late promotes having a poor reputation. “She’s always late” isn’t a compliment and surely we want to avoid this stereotype.
Is it better to write it down or tell someone?
We know humans need food, safety, belonging, but let’s move beyond these essentials higher on the pyramid of needs where we find ESTEEM.
4-H Livestock programs help youth develop character, showmanship skills, and enhance relationships.
As 4-H agents, we often have youth who commit suicide. When a parish has 100's of teenagers enrolled, it often happens. It's a hopeless feeling.
As educators, encouraging questions from students is a way to gauge student learning, increase student participation, and encourage active learning.
4-H is a perfect place for children to learn how to cope when things don't go their way.
The 4-H program provides a setting for youth to build their self esteem (how they feel about them self).
As a professional we want to be counted on and dependable. Having time management strategies will help insure that we are on time every time.
Want to be more successful? Set goals using the SMART goals strategy to set yourself up for greater success.
Maslow's hierarchy of needs relate to youth today now more than ever. In our fast paced world children still need the basic necessities of life to thrive.
Teamwork activity for a first 4-H club meeting for youth to find a hidden message. The message says "Ready to make the best better? Join 4-H Today".
We all have stress, both positive and negative. To be the best spouse, parent, and employee we need to learn ways to manage stress before we are not effective.
Learning occurs through experiences. Youth share, process, generalize, and apply their new knowledge. This is the Experiential Learning Model.
A 4-H agent is expected to lead. Before embarking on the task at hand it's a good idea to find out what kind of leader we are and how to proceed.
Service Learning moves beyond a service project. Planning and implementation can take months or years. Youth learn to be a part of the solution by serving.
Everyone has a place in 4-H. Belonging is one of the Essential Elements and 4-H agents should create a sense of belonging at every opportunity.
4-H agents and parents should try to discover the communication that teens are using. It will keep children safer and parents involved in their world.
Sometimes the best leaders are the people who aren't popular, who don't usually win, and who are committed. Charlie Brown is Charles Schultz best character.
4-H pet shows are a way to include the entire family. Most families already have pets and this is an economical project for children to participate and learn.
Have you ever been around yelling? This article is about strategies you can use in a 4-H setting to gain attention of youth without yelling.