Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- February 2019

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Feb 14, 2019


Totally Acceptable. . . . 

  1. To be ready for spring to finally arrive,
  2. To have some AMAZING plans to celebrate National FFA Week,
  3. To think about ways your program can give back to the community and share the love of agriculture,
  4. To celebrate Career and Technical Education Month by spreading the word of how valuable our programs are to your friends and colleagues,
  5. To continue to be the best ag teacher you can be and spread the word that you truly have the BEST. CAREER. EVER. 

My Corner of the World

How unique is your desk situation? For Victoria Herr, a student teacher this semester at Penns Manor Area High School in Clymer, Pennsylvania, her desk offers a new and trendy vibe, at a counter in the back of a classroom.


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Ag Teacher Hack

Measure Twice, Cut Once -- save time and money by teaching your students this valuable skill.

Carpentry Model Planning
My students are making nest boxes out of a single sheet of plywood. To help them from messing up their measurements and before they can go into the shop, they have to make a model out of cardstock. I made copies of grid paper on the cardstock and told them each square represents 3"x 3". They had to first make a 4'x8' sheet of plywood, and then draw out their pieces and cut them. They assemble them into the nest boxes using tape. This requires some math, but it is good practice for them to see how the pieces fit together before they make the real thing! (And hopefully minimizes mistakes)
-Angelica Rudow, agriculture teacher at Florence High School, Arizona

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

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NAAE takes pride in recognizing excellence in agricultural education as well as individuals and organizations that make outstanding contributions to the profession. Members have the opportunity to apply for state and national recognition or nominate other individuals or organizations for recognition through a variety of programs.


Before You Go. . . 


The National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy (NATAA) has over 15 years of successfully cultivating agriscience and inquiry-based learning in agricultural education. The Academy serves to train agriculture teachers on how to enhance the science that is already present in agriculture, as well as develop students as problem solvers and thinkers through the inquiry-based teaching method.


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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.