Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- June 2016

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Jun 23, 2016


Promising Practices

Totally Acceptable...
  1. To devote time this summer for YOU! Relax, take a vacation, pick up a new hobby, pamper yourself. YOU are worth it!
  2. To attend every professional development workshop feasible. Get yourself primed and ready to go for the next school year,
  3. To send a Teach Ag Kit to your students who you think would be great ag teachers,
  4. To use the summer break to complete several SAE visits and get to know your students and their families better,
  5. 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

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 -- Let's Get Organized!!!

Summer break is upon us. On top of the many responsibilities ag teachers have at county fairs, state FFA conventions, and so much more; summertime is the opportunity to finally get the classroom and shop back to some sort of order. Here are some great tips and ideas for reorganizing your classroom that will hopefully help make the upcoming school year run a little smoother.

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Legislative Action Center
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.

Before you go...

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).

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