Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- July 2014

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Jul 30, 2014


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Promising Practices

Totally Acceptable...
  1. To spend some time traveling this summer -- take a roadtrip, fly across the country -- anything to help you relax and gear up for the upcoming school year,
  2. To make connnections at the local farmer's market, you may lineup some presenters for your classroom,
  3. To try something new! Take a yoga class at the local gym, experiment with a detoxing diet, join a clogging team,
  4. To completely rearrange your classroom/shop. Get ready to see the surprise on your students' faces,
  5. And to re-evaluate your teaching philosophy -- what have you learned from your teaching experience?

My Corner of the World
What does your desk look like? Tiffany Morey, agriculture teacher at South Hunterdon Regional High School in Lambertville, New Jersey spends her summer organizing and preparing her desk for a new school year. At least once a year a teacher's desk can look like what we see in the movies, right?

Ag Teacher Hack

"A teacher friend of mine used electrical tape to make a grid on her white board - she uses this for daily objectives in each class.  Prevents the hourly question, "What are we doing to day?!".  Imagine it with a whiney tone and from each student who enters the room.  One warning: if you make the chart for the whole week, the students will EXPECT to follow the chart, any divergence from it will induce more whiney comments."
-Lindy Holt, Hillyard Technical Center, Missouri

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The Agricultural Educator Relief Fund is designed to assist individual NAAE active members during a time of personal crisis or need. NAAE members may receive up to a $500 stipend to help them through a difficult time. The fund is made possible by the support of state associations and private donors. For more information, please follow this link.

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