Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- March 2016

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Mar 17, 2016


Promising Practices

Totally Acceptable...
  1. To enlist the help of parents and alumni to help you begin planning your FFA banquet,
  2. To create social media accounts for your ag program in order to keep your students, administrators, parents, and community members informed of what is going on in your program,
  3. To eat lunch outside when the weather is nice. Fresh air and sunshine can do amazing things for the body and mind,
  4. To take your horticulture students on a mini field trip to a park or even around the perimeter of the school building to practice plant identification,
  5. To enjoy your Spring Break by taking some time to just relax and do something for yourself that doesn't involve school.

My Corner of the World
It's no secret that ag teachers are champions in and out of the classroom. How do you showcase your accomplishments?  For Douglas Brown, agriculture teacher at Central Columbia High School, in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, a wall of winning says it all!
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Ag Teacher Hack"I use and love student binders. The students must put everything that is to be graded in them. I no longer collect individual sheets. I have cloth bins for each class. I just take out a bin and grade it. It keeps me organized and the students. If it's not in there when I go to grade it's a zero."-Trish Krug, agriculture teacher at Dakota High School, Dakota, Illinois
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Awards & Grants
NAAE takes pride in recognizing excellence in agricultural education as well as individuals and organizations that make outstanding contributions to the profession. Members have the opportunity to apply for state and national recognition or nominate other individuals or organizations for recognition through a variety of programs. Applications are due by May 15th. Click here for more information!

Before you go...

National Teach Ag Day Host Site Selected
The 2016 National Teach Ag Day live celebration will be hosted by Growth Energy at one of its affiliate sites, POET LLC, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Thursday, September 22nd. Click hereto read the press release.

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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.