Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- September 2015

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Sep 17, 2015


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Promising Practices

Totally Acceptable...
  1. To spend National Teach Ag Day celebrating your career with your students and co-workers,
  2. To check out the Teach Ag Day live webcast on September 24th from 1:45pm-4:00pm EDT,
  3. To encourage your students to consider teaching agriculture by using Teach Ag lesson plans, games and activities in your classroom on Teach Ag Day,
  4. To use the 2015 Teach Ag Day Media Packet to help promote your agriculture program,
  5. To treat yourself for being such an awesome ag teacher on National Teach Ag Day by getting a pedicure, stopping by Starbucks for your favorite latte, or just spending a little extra time with friends and family.....YOU DESERVE IT!

My Corner of the World
Collaboration is key to a successful agriculture program. For Andrew Steiner, agriculture teacher at Alexandria Area High School in Minnesota, his office is a shared space with several other teachers as a means to promote collaboration across disciplines.

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Ag Teacher Hack

"I am always recruiting kids in and out of school to my program. If I see a student in the halls I ask them why they aren't in an ag class. I also go to my Jr. High and do a recruitment with the 8th grade students. I have a couple of my best officers and a couple of active freshmen put on the presentation. I use the Opening Doors PowerPoint from the National FFA, which I have modified for my school. We also quiz the 8th graders at the end of the session and give out prizes from the FFA Blue Catalog. If you want to get good kids and a lot of them in your program you must start young. Don't be afraid to go to 4-H meetings and talk about FFA."
-Bill Costanzo, agriculture teacher at Tomales High School, California

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. Click here for more information.

Before you go...

Students Start Small and Grow Ag Careers
Seventeen Batesville High School students enrolled in a FFA Supervised Agricultural Experience this summer, according to educator Cassie Wallpe. The summer SAE program gives students an opportunity to explore specific areas of the agriculture career field. Each summer, students who have at least one year of agricultural education get to apply what they’ve learned to real-life situations. 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.