Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- November 2017

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Nov 16, 2017

Promising Practices

Totally Acceptable...
  1. To spend your planning period day dreaming about turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce,
  2. To teach a lesson about turkey production in your animal science or wildlife classes,
  3. To teach a lesson about cranberry or pumpkin production in your plant science classes,
  4. To have your classes compete against each other to see who can bring in the most canned food drive donations,
  5. To look forward to spending time with your friends and family over the Thanksgiving holiday break.

My Corner of the World
It's almost Thanksgiving! How does your desk look? For Nick Adams, agriculture teacher at Franklin High School, in Franklin, Louisiana, an organized desk is always something nice to return to after a holiday break!
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Ag Teacher Hack
Officer Gifts
I had to share these awesome ornaments a local crafter made me for Christmas gifts for my officer team. They were very affordable and a neat memento they will keep for years to come.
-Alison Derringer, agriculture teacher at Miami Valley Career Technology Center, Ohio
From the Facebook Ag Education Discussion Lab page.

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Before You Go....

Mishicot Ag Teacher One of Four in U.S. Spotlighted in Social Media Event

MANITOWOC – If it takes a village to teach a child, it also takes a community to teach kids about the importance of farming.

So says Jamie Propson, agriculture teacher at Mishicot High School. Learning about agriculture means studying science, biology, business, nutrition, animal care and more. She loves sharing her knowledge with students, and on Sept. 22 she’ll be sharing it with the country too.

She is among four teachers who are members of the National Association of Agriculture Educators chosen from around the U.S. to be part of Culver’s #FarmingFridays, in which participants' photos and videos are shared throughout the day on Culver's social media, including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.

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