Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- October 2018

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Oct 31, 2018


Totally Acceptable. . . . 

  1. To still be sorting through all of the great resources and knowledge you gained from the 91st National FFA Convention,
  2. To go ahead and start placing your Teach Ag Kit orders for holiday gifts,
  3. To walk in to school carrying a Pumpkin Spice Latte, but to already be dreaming of a Peppermint Mocha,
  4. To register for NAAE Convention and get excited about a fantastic week of professional development, networking, and business sessions -- all related to ag education,
  5. To check out the 2019 CASE Institute schedule that is already available.

My Corner of the World

Sometimes your journey to becoming an ag teacher takes you to someone else's classroom. For the 2018-19 National Teach Ag Ambassadors, they had the opportunity to teach an employability skills lesson to students at Beech Grove High School, in Indiana, as part of their training during the week of National FFA Convention. 

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Ag Teacher Hack

Ag teachers can always find a way to re-purpose just about anything. This Carhartt shipping crate has been converted into a storage box with a hinge and handle for classroom supplies. 

-Robin McLean, Northern Burlington County Regional School District, New Jersey

From the Facebook Ag Education Discussion Lab page.

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Before You Go. . . . 

Welding Education with Lincoln Electric
A special professional development workshop at NAAE Convention

This course is geared for instructors who want to take welding education to the next level. The program is a day seminar focused on instructional delivery methods for Safety, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and FCAW welding processes. This event will be offsite, however, transportation and lunch are provided.

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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.