Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- April 2018

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Apr 19, 2018






Totally Acceptable. . . .



  1. To use your spring greenhouse sale as a hands-on teaching tool for your students,
  2. To visit the NAAE website to find out about and register for your regional conference,
  3. To delegate banquet planning tasks to involved and supportive parents,
  4. To purchase Teach Ag Kits for your graduating seniors who are interested in becoming ag teachers,
  5. To have a secret calendar hidden in your desk that counts down the days until the last day of school!






My Corner of the World


What does your desk say about you? Betsy Anderton, agriculture teacher at Daphne High School, in Alabama is obviously pretty in pink!Want Your Picture in NTN???
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Promising Practices





Ag Teacher Hack


We Need S'more Students Like YOU!
Last night our high school held freshmen orientation and a curriculum fair, during which each department set up tables with displays and handouts for upcoming freshmen, encouraging them to sign up for our classes. We made these little s'mores bags and they were a huge hit! The back of the label listed the classes eligible to them in ag, as well as the FFA emblem and mission.
-Melessa Harvey Suder, agriculture teacher at Culpeper County Public Schools, VirginiaFrom the Facebook Ag Education Discussion Lab page.

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NAAE Membership Benefits



U.S. Ag Ed ListservThe U.S. Ag Ed Listserv is for use by agriculture teachers, state staff, teacher educators, and others interested in agricultural education. Subscribe to the listserv.





Before You Go. . . .




FREE WEBINAR -- Creating an engaging Agriculture pathway: The fundamentals you need to jump-start your own programMay 3, 2018
12pm CDT
Join Realityworks RealCareer Product Manager Jamey McIntosh for a 30-minute webinar that will walk you through the fundamentals of building a new agriculture pathway. You'll learn key concepts needed to create pathways that includes Animal Science, Plant Science and Veterinary Science components. You'll also learn how to align tools and curriculum that Realityworks offers to help jump-start your courses.Click here to learn more and to register.




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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.