- To devote time this summer for YOU! Relax, take a vacation, pick up a new hobby, pamper yourself. YOU are worth it!
- To attend every professional development workshop feasible. Get yourself primed and ready to go for the next school year,
- To send a Teach Ag Kit to your students who you think would be great ag teachers,
- To use the summer break to complete several SAE visits and get to know your students and their families better,
- To TRAVEL! Whether it is to a vacation destination, professional development, state or regional conference -- get out of your comfort zone, meet new people, see new places & take pictures!!
|My Corner of the World|
|We all remember the first day on the job. There is so much excitement and anticipation to finally be "the teacher." For Annaliese Henderson, agriculture teacher at Tyler Consolidated High School in Middlebourne, West Virginia, the first day of school is a time of celebration as she hits the ground running, planning for the upcoming school year as a first-year teacher. |
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Ag Teacher Hack
"I start my sales and marketing curriculum by tying into the Ag Sales CDE. That way I have them up and moving from the start and they can see the real life application. By the end of the unit, I can select the best students for my team without having to "teach to the contest."-LIsa Oellerich, Scales Mound High School, Illinois
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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.
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SAE's -- An Advisor's Perspective
Watch this video to hear from Mr. Brian Fisher, agriculture teacher and FFA advisor at Strasburg High School in Virginia, about the benefits of incorporating Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAEs).