Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- August 2017

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Aug 25, 2017

Promising Practices

Totally Acceptable...
  1. To get geared up for National Teach Ag Day on September 21st and plan the biggest celebration ever,
  2. To be the teacher in the school with the biggest and brightest smile, ready to start the school year off on the right foot,
  3. To order Teach Ag Kits for your current students, who you believe will make outstanding agriculture teachers,
  4. To call your former ag teacher and thank him or her for inspiring you to become an ag teacher,
  5. To nominate a student to become an agriculture teacher!

My Corner of the World
What do you do when it's your student-teaching semester and the school isn't finished renovating the ag classroom? For Kristen Fristoe, agricultural education major at Morehead State University, her student-teaching semester at Fleming County High School, in Flemingsburg, Kentucky, is filled with improvisation!
Want Your Picture in NTN???Are you interested in having a picture of your desk (or your colleague's desk) in New Teacher News? Send a high-quality picture to Andrea Fristoe & look for your picture in an upcoming edition!
Submit a Photo for National Teach Ag Day!Being an agriculture teacher is an awesome career choice. We want to recognize all the current and future agriculture teachers who have answered the call to Change Lives and Teach Ag! Submit a photo and information to by 11:59pm EDT on Monday, September 11.Approved photos will be displayed during the live Teach Ag Day webcast on Thursday, September 21st between 1-3pm EDT.  You can watch the live webcast by going to the Teach Ag website on September 21st.Click here for more information and to submit your photo!
Ag Teacher Hack
Classroom Management & Equipment:
I just received brand new, out-of-the-box, white, plastic folding tables in my middle school classroom! With that excitement came my fear of students ruining them with markers and doodles...solution- butcher paper. I just wanted to keep them clean, however it has turned into a classroom management tool, too. We made a deal that I will change them out on Fridays and as long as there is nothing inappropriate on them. I will pick one doodle sheet to display for the next week. The kids now do their work and then doodle when they are done (and not on my tables)! With 29 kids in class, it's working great at occupying the students and preserving the tables.
-AJ Wingard, agriculture teacher at Pleasant Hill R-3 School District, Missouri
From the Facebook Ag Education Discussion Lab page.

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Communities of Practice Professional Networking Site

With well over 3,000 members, NAAE's Communities of Practice is a great place to make connections with other agricultural educators from all over the United States. Members post ideas, have discussions, and share tried-and-true techniques for creating a better ag program.
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NAAE Selects 2017 Award Winners

NAAE maintains an extensive awards program to recognize the accomplishments of our many talented and dedicated members. We have awards for agricultural educators in every stage of their careers, from scholarships to lifetime achievement. Congratulations 2017 award & scholarship winners! Click here to see who was named top in agricultural education!


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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, Growth Energy, and BASF as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.