Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- January 2019

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Jan 29, 2019


Totally Acceptable. . . . 

  1. To still get excited when you see your school district listed under "Closings & Delays,"
  2. To keep a constant supply of hot chocolate, coffee, and/or chili (or another warm dish) ready to go to help stay warm,
  3. To check-in with your students to make sure they have heat, running water, food, suitable winter clothes, etc. this winter,
  4. To have your FFA Week plans in the works,
  5. To own the most obnoxious, yet extremely warm and comfortable winter coat to wear when you have bus duty.

My Corner of the World

How's your desk doing so far this semester? For Ashley Coutta, agriculture teacher at Riverdale High School, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, it is always important to stay organized & hydrated!

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Are you interested in having a picture of your desk (or your colleague's desk) in New Teacher News? Send a high-quality picture to Andrea Fristoe & look for your picture in an upcoming edition!


Ag Teacher Hack

Share Your Ag Teacher Hack!
Have a great idea or tip that is your "go to" in the classroom? Share it with us! Contact Andrea Fristoe and look for your Ag Teacher Hack in an upcoming edition of New Teacher News!


How do you recognize and display your students' vast accomplishments? 

FFA Degree Ladder

"Once they reach their American Degree, they are forever painted on the wall with their name and the year they received it."
-Courtney Smith, agriculture teacher at St. Paul High School, Arkansas

This idea was posted on the  Ag Education Discussion Lab Facebook page.


Stay Inspired!


NAAE Membership Benefits

Professional Liability Insurance Coverage 

  • $100,000 in-dues professional liability insurance coverage.
  • Low rates for professional liability insurance upgrades — $35 for $1 million coverage; $50 for $2 million coverage. 
  • New members are entitled to a $60,000 term life insurance policy at no cost for two full years from their initial join date.

Before You Go. . . 


Welcome Nancy Trivette, CASE Project Director

We are happy to announce that Nancy Trivette has joined the team as the new Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) Project Director.


Contact Us

Ellen Thompson
Project Director

Andrea Fristoe
Program Manager


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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.