Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- July 2015

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Jul 24, 2015


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Promising Practices

Totally Acceptable...
  1. To completely rearrange your classroom for the upcoming school year,
  2. To really enjoy your time and network with other teachers at your state association's summer teacher's conference,
  3. To spend a few hours on Pinterest looking for new classroom ideas,
  4. To start getting excited about the upcoming school year,
  5. To step up and take on additional leadership roles in your school -- make your name known in a positive light, so that your fellow teachers and administrators support you and your program!

My Corner of the World
Where is your desk in the summer? For Emily Reed, newly hired agriculture teacher at Holden High School in Holden, Missouri, her desk for the day was at the MVATA summer conference, attending a hydroponics mini-tech workshop.

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Ag Teacher Hack

"I like to have smaller 1-week subunits that build to a larger 4-5 week main unit. E.g. for my Large Animals class, I begin with a health and disease unit that consists of; Week 1: Health and Disease; Week 2: Pathogens; Week 3: Antibiotics & Vaccines; Week 4: Midterm and Unit Project.  I'm not always successful, but I try to arrange my lessons so that Monday is an intro, Tuesday is notes, Wed is a lab, Thursday is a review and quiz, and Friday is a career day. If we have an interruption like a snow day or pep assembly, I can push Friday back to the following week and that way I never fall behind on content."
-Craig Kohn, agriculture teacher at Waterford Union High School, Wisconsin

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Before you go...

Ag Teacher Positions Go Begging (from Agri-View)
Hundreds of agriculture-teacher positions are going unfilled across the United States because not enough students are choosing to be agricultural educators. Click here to 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.