Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- March 2018

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Mar 27, 2018






Totally Acceptable. . . .



  1. To check out the new Teach Ag website and let us know what you think,
  2. To have a March Madness bracket challenge in your classroom....with an ag twist,
  3. To start ordering Teach Ag Kits for your students who will be graduating this year & pursuing a degree in ag education,
  4. To go ahead and start planning your Teach Ag Day celebration for September 20th,
  5. To spend some time on spring break just taking care of you!






My Corner of the World


For many, Spring Break is just around the corner. Shelby Cooper, agriculture teacher at A-C Central High School in Ashland, Illinois, is preparing by adding a little color to her desk. How are you preparing?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!




Promising Practices





Ag Teacher Hack


Aggressively Organic visited our classroom today. Worth the time to Google! A hydroponic "flowerpot." It is new and innovative way to grow hydroponics without extra water. Everything needed is in this box.

-Betsy Baugh, Mackay Milan High School, Indiana
From 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!








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Awards and GrantsNAAE takes pride in recognizing excellence in agricultural education as well as individuals and organizations that make outstanding contributions to the profession. Members have the opportunity to apply for state and national recognition or nominate other individuals or organizations for recognition through a variety of programs.See our awards and grants >>





Before You Go. . . .




NAAE Awards are Now Live!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. We also manage grant programs for organizations who want to help support agricultural education and agricultural educators.The 2018 NAAE Awards have been revised. Visit the NAAE website for more information, a complete summary of changes, updated scoring rubrics, and to access the online applications.




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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, Corteva, BASF, Herman & Bobbie Wilson, and Growth Energy as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.