Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- May 2018

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on May 24, 2018






Totally Acceptable. . . .



  1. To celebrate the end of the school year & all of your program's accomplishments,
  2. To take a different spin on professional development this summer with the NAAE Virtual Book Club,
  3. To make sure you map out some time for family and friends this summer,
  4. To check out the current Agriculture Teacher Supply & Demand Data,
  5. To take a mental break from the school year to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit.






My Corner of the World


Sometimes your desk isn't a desk at all..."Today wrapped up year two as an ag teacher. Definitely another year for the books. I learned a lot again this year and had a blast with the students! The kids are accomplishing amazing things in and out of the classroom. I will say the best memories happened on this bus or while taking this bus somewhere. Some people call me crazy for having my bus licenses, especially as a young teacher, but it’s a blast! I am looking forward to a great summer and excited to see what year three has in store!"-Taylor Howell, agriculture teacher at Higbee R VIII School District, MissouriWant Your Picture in NTN???
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Promising Practices





Ag Teacher Hack


We Need S'more Students Like YOU!
Awhile back, I posted about inexpensive graduation gifts for students. I had a ton of great responses, but ultimately settled on this after a trip to the Dollar Tree! They were less than $3 each, and they should be pretty useful in the future. Each gift includes a pizza pan, pizza cutter, a hot pad (bought a pack of 2 and split), and a note to remind them to think of the “hands” behind each pizza they eat! I then wrapped it in a bow with their class colors.
-Kinzie Reiss, agriculture teacher at Weskan Consolidated Schools USD 242, KansasFrom the Facebook Ag Education Discussion Lab page.

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NAAE Membership Benefits



Ag Ed Relief FundThe Agricultural Educator Relief Fund is designed to assist individual NAAE active members during a time of personal crisis or need. NAAE members may receive up to a $500 stipend to help them through a difficult time. The fund is made possible by the support of state associations and private donors.Learn More >>





Before You Go. . . .



Multi-Year Grant Program Provides Opportunity for CASE Teachers to Complete CASE PathwayThis year the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE), on behalf of the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) initiative, is pleased to announce the 2018 CASE Pathway Adoption Grant Program. Funding for this program was provided by a USDA Professional Development Opportunity for Secondary School Teachers (PD-STEP) grant.This grant program is a two-year opportunity that will provide a select cohort of teachers the opportunity to be trained to implement the complete CASE Animal or Plant Science Pathway in their agriculture programs. CASE is pleased to announce 22 teachers have been selected for this opportunity.See who was selected >>




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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 Agriscience™ Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™, BASF, Herman & Bobbie Wilson, and Growth Energy, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.