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New Teacher News -- December 2016

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Dec 22, 2016

Promising Practices

Totally Acceptable...
  1. To take some time this holiday season to reflect on your school year & formulate a plan to make 2017 even better,
  2. To browse Communities of Practice while you are out of school for new and innovative ideas,
  3. To make a New Year's Resolution for yourself AND your ag program,
  4. To enjoy your winter break by spending TONS of time with family and friends,
  5. To pick up a new hobby that you can commit to for the entire year of 2017!

My Corner of the World
Whooo is ready for the holiday break? Did you leave your desk at school in a mess, or did you clear it off for a fresh start to the new year when you return? For Katie Martin, agriculture teacher at Winston R-VI School District in Winston, MO, a fresh beginning to 2017 is just what she needs!
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Ag Teacher Hack"It seems a little juvenile at first, but I've been having students do coloring sheets on different breeds. I think this works well because the students have to consciously think, 'This horse is an Appaloosa, so I have to color spots on the back.'  It seems to have worked really well so far."-Evan Sheppard, agriculture teacher at Beardstown High School, in Beardstown, IL
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