Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- September 2017

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Sep 14, 2017

Promising Practices

Totally Acceptable...
  1. To get ready to celebrate National Teach Ag Day in just one week,
  2. To share your Teach Ag Day celebration with us on social media, using the hashtag #TAGGED17,
  3. To check out the Teach Ag Day video contest entries when they go live on the Teach Ag Day website on 9/18,
  4. To celebrate your career by sharing why you became an ag teacher on Teach Ag Day,
  5. To nominate someone you know who would make an outstanding agriculture teacher,

My Corner of the World
What makes your classroom yours? For Lacey Jo Peterson, agriculture teacher at Riverside Public Schools, in Cedar Rapids, Nebraska, she prefers a little bit of organization, personalization, and of course a hint of Teach Ag green!
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Ag Teacher Hack
Classroom Management & Equipment:
I repurposed the old brochure cart from the office so that my kids can charge their phones and have them out of sight, so they can learn. I also plan on telling them I'll use it to take attendance. This should help the year progress smoothly
-Aaron Michael Miller, Ohio agriculture teacher
From the Facebook Ag Education Discussion Lab page.

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Professional development workshops geared specifically for agricultural educators at our annual convention, as well as multiple opportunities throughout the year in person and online. Learn more.

Before You Go....

Teacher Shares Passion for Agriculture

Justin Heupel has stuck with plan A for more than two decades as he’s moved from eastern to western Montana teaching agriculture.

“Plan A was to be an ag education teacher,” Heupel said during an interview in a classroom at the H.E. Robinson Vocational Agricultural Center on Aug. 8. “And if plan A didn’t work out, plan B was something in ag industry to be able to utilize my degree.”

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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.