Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- April 2016

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Apr 28, 2016

Promising Practices

Totally Acceptable...
  1. To leave a few responsible students in charge of greenhouse sales,
  2. To order a Teach Ag Kit for your graduating seniors who are going to pursue an ag education degree,
  3. To spend more time teaching outside, enjoying the beautiful weather,
  4. To look in to online graduate degree programs to enhance your qualifications while making your next degree more accessible,
  5. To have a "Countdown 'Til the End of the School Year" calendar posted on your board.

My Corner of the World
What motivates and inspires you? For Katie Martin, agriculture teacher at Winston R-VI School District in Winston, Missouri, posters, awards, and family pictures remind her of her purpose and fuel her passion to Teach Ag!

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Ag Teacher Hack

"You know your students better than anyone else. For me, I usually have a deadline in my head for each project. I will have checkpoints along the way where the students have to show me how much they have done. It just helps. For example, maybe the whole project would be due in 10 days, but each piece needs to have a rough draft turned in on a certain day. I use Edmodo for my students and they can upload their rough drafts and I make comments."-Lezlie Durst, agriculture teacher at Canton R-V School District, Canton, Missouri

Share Your Ag Teacher Hack!

Have a great idea or tip that is your "go to" in the classroom? Share it with us! Contact Andrea Fristoe and look for your Ag Teacher Hack in an upcoming edition of New Teacher News!

Healthy Habits -- Stay Organized for the End of the Year!
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What you get for the money?

Professional Liability Insurance Coverage
NAAE membership offers agriculture teachers $100,000 professional liability insurance coverage, along with the opportunity to upgrade, plus new members are entitled to a $40,000 term life insurance policy at no cost for two full years.

Before you go...

NAAE Members Shine as "Stars that Rock" Workshop Facilitators During National Science Teachers Association Conference
NAAE members are many things - teachers, mentors, influencers. At the recent National Science Teachers Association conference in Nashville, Tenn., ten of our members donned their National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador caps to present five workshops about integrating inquiry-based teaching methods. The workshops, sponsored by DuPont, were aimed at science teachers - a different, but important audience for National Agriscience Teacher Ambassadors. Click here to read more.

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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.