Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- March 2015

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Mar 19, 2015

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Promising Practices

Totally Acceptable...
  1. To incorporate the NCAA Basketball Tournament into your courses,
  2. To begin making reservations and finalizing details for your Chapter FFA Banquet,
  3. To take a walk after school at a local arboretum or nature preserve for some inspiration for your horticulture classes,
  4. To have class outside while the weather is warm and the sun is shining,
  5. To celebrate springtime by getting your greenhouse in order for plant sales.

My Corner of the World
Hydration is an essential part of life. For Dr. Kristyn Harms, agriculture teacher at Norris High School in Nebraska, it is also an essential part of grading papers.

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Ag Teacher Hack

"Do you document the hours you put into supervising FFA and SAE?  Can you justify your current extended-duty contract - or the need for a larger one? This is important data.  I have gotten lazy about it the longer I teach, but the data would not only serve me but other ag teachers as well."
-Wes Crawford, Sutherlin High School, OR

Healthy Habits
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What you get for the money?

Ag Ed Relief Fund
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.

Before you go...

Jessica Jones Selected for George Washington Carver AgriSCIENCE Teacher Award
Jessica M. Jones, agriscience teacher at Chatham Middle School in Chatham, Va., has been selected to receive the George Washington Carver AgriSCIENCE Teacher's Award in recognition of teaching excellence. The award recognizes the top-ranking member of the DuPont National AgriScience Teacher Ambassador Academy (NATAA) who demonstrates and advocates inquiry-based science teaching and inspires students to pursue science excellence. Read more >>

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Contact Us

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.