Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- June 2018

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Jun 28, 2018



Totally Acceptable. . . .



  1. To get out of your comfort zone and experience new things this summer that you can share with your students this fall,
  2. To attend a variety of professional development workshops to gain new ideas, insight and information for use in your classroom,
  3. To make time to visit your students' SAE projects and really get to know more about them and their aspirations as agriculturalists,
  4. To find a new hobby -- something to help you unwind and enjoy this summer,
  5. To sit poolside and just relax!






My Corner of the World


What does your desk look like this summer?During the summers agriculture teachers stay as busy as bees. Ms. Breanne Brammer serves as the agricultural education instructor at Salisbury R-IV High School where she conducts summer visits to her students' Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) programs. One of Ms. Brammer's "sweetest" visits was to a student's bee hives. The student produces honey for her SAE in specialty animal production. Ms. Brammer donned traditional apiculturist (commonly called bee keeper) safety attire to see this project firsthand,  and by the end of the day she thought this SAE was the bee's knees." Want Your Picture in NTN???
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Promising Practices





Ag Teacher Hack


Classroom Tools/Supplies
I’m not promoting any particular business, but this particular kiddie meal at our location currently has the game Trouble as the “prize.” You can purchase the prize with/without the meal, but I’m going to use the enclosed dice tool in my classroom. It makes an easy way to select numbers (1-6) for games, group breakouts, lab activities, etc., and I don’t have to keep replacing dice and they don’t roll off the table or get lost.
-Wendi Mizer Stachler, agriculture teacher at Great Oaks Career Campuses, OHFrom the Facebook Ag Education Discussion Lab page.

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Before You Go. . . .



The National Council for Agricultural Education Announces Ag Education Summit Prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018 in San AntonioThe targeted attendees for the Summit are state Team Ag Ed members, including state Ag Ed staff , teacher educators, and teachers who are the key leaders/officers in their state agricultural education associations. The overarching theme of the 2018 Summit will be the future of the agricultural education profession and the future direction of the National Council for Agricultural Education.Learn More >>




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