Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- July 2018

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Jul 20, 2018


Totally Acceptable. . . . 

  1. To take advantage of all the fantastic back-to-school sales and teacher discounts happening this summer,
  2. To be excited to start a new school year soon with fresh ideas, new materials, and more,
  3. To already be planning your National Teach Ag Day celebration,
  4. To plan a last-minute weekend vacation just to get away and relax,
  5. To make a plan of how you will mentor, motivate and make a difference in the lives of your students this year.

My Corner of the World

Are you preparing your first desk this summer?

Heather Brown was recently hired as the new agriculture teacher at Parma High School, in Parma, Idaho! She is super excited about beginning this next chapter in her life and becoming a Panther! Way to go Heather!!!

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Ag Teacher Hack

Organizing Your Materials
Make sure you are prepared as a new teacher. I put each exam in a tote for each class in order. I find out how many students I have and I make copies + 5. I've also started to transition things to Google Classroom.  If you're a one-to-one school, go ahead and set up a classroom and attach all your notes that way you will have them online until the end of time.

-Brittany Kloer, agriculture teacher at Jay County High School, IN

From the Facebook Ag Education Discussion Lab page.

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Before You Go. . . . 

Get to Know the 2018-19 National Teach Ag Ambassadors

Each year the National Teach Ag Campaign selects an elite group of agricultural education majors to represent the profession and encourage others to teach agriculture.



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Ellen Thompson
Project Director

Andrea Fristoe
Program Manager


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Marketing Assistant

Alan Green
Cooperative Education Program Coordinator 


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.