Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- December 2014

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Dec 12, 2014


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Promising Practices

Totally Acceptable...
  1. To go ahead and make plans to attend a CASE Institute during the summer of 2015,
  2. To use Winter Break as a time to rest and rejuvenate yourself so that you can be ready to make the spring semester even better than the fall,
  3. To apply to be a part of the National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Program and take your agriculture classroom to the next level,
  4. To spend time with friends and family during the holidays without thinking about your classroom,
  5. To participate in the DuPont Challenge and show the nation the importance of science in agriculture!

My Corner of the World
Where do you write your best lessons? For Paige Brock, agriculture teacher at Saline County Career Center in Marshall, MO, it's at the front and center of her classroom.

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Ag Teacher Hack

"Save room for a garden. My kids love nothing more than working in the garden outside on a nice day. I assign each my kids a row in the garden, they are responsible for fertilizing, watering if needed and weed control. It gives them ownership and they are more likely to take care of the plants if it belongs to them. Plus they like to turn it into a competition with each other, my plant is bigger than yours, I got more tomatoes off mine today than you. For us it also gives us PR for the community because they can't see inside the greenhouse when they drive by but they can see a thriving garden outside and think wow look at that ag department."
-Katie Mouton, Colmesneil Jr/Sr High School, Texas

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Before you go...

Congratulations to the 2014 NAAE Award Winners!
See who was selected as the top in agricultural education in categories ranging from Outstanding Young Member to Lifetime Achievement.

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Ellen Thompson
National Teach Ag Campaign Coordinator

The National Teach Ag Campaign is a project of the National Council for Agricultural Education, led by the National Association of Agricultural Educators. For more information, visit the Teach Ag website.Funding for the National Teach Ag Campaign is provided by the CHS Foundation, DuPont Pioneer, and Growth Energy as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.