- To get geared up for National Teach Ag Day on September 21st and plan the biggest celebration ever,
- To be the teacher in the school with the biggest and brightest smile, ready to start the school year off on the right foot,
- To order Teach Ag Kits for your current students, who you believe will make outstanding agriculture teachers,
- To call your former ag teacher and thank him or her for inspiring you to become an ag teacher,
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.naae.org/teachag 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, MissouriFrom the Facebook Ag Education Discussion Lab page.
|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!|
Before You Go....
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!