Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- April 2015

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Apr 23, 2015
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Promising Practices

Totally Acceptable...
  1. To invite your principal to observe your students working at your program's greenhouse sale,
  2. To spend a few minutes each day spring cleaning your classroom,
  3. To create a secret Pinterest board for vacations you hope to go on one day,
  4. To make your list and check it twice in preparation for your FFA banquet,
  5. To have class outside in the beautiful spring weather.

My Corner of the World
How does your classroom look at the end of a long day? For Tamara Whitcomb, agriculture teacher at Mt. Baker High School, in Mt. Baker, Washington, the aroma of flowers can help the day end on a good note.

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Ag Teacher Hack

"I have made all of my assignments electronic, with a few exceptions.  I organize each unit by a folder on my zip drive. I put in a lesson plan and all associated documents and slides.  I love it.  What did I use for digestion last year? It's all in the folder."
-Jacie Fasselin Pressett, Carbon High School, Utah

Healthy Habits
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What you get for the money?

Legislative Action Center
A powerful tool for members to use when trying to build relationships or advocate for ag education. Look up contact information for your legislators and see how they have voted on issues important to agricultural education. Click here for more information.

Before you go...

10 High School Hydroponics and Aquaponics Programs Bring Sustainable Ag into the Classroom
Hydroponics and aquaponics are an important part of sustainable agriculture, especially in space-scarce urban areas. Numerous high schools recognize the bright future of hydroponics and aquaponics, and as a result include it as part of their curriculum. Click here to see the featured schools!

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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.