Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- March 2019

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Mar 14, 2019


Totally Acceptable. . . . 

  1. To spruce up your classroom with spring colors and decorations, even if there is still a foot of snow outside,
  2. To spend more time in your greenhouse than your classroom,
  3. To remember to wear green for St. Patrick's Day on the 17th (you don't want to get pinched!), 
  4.  To have a Countdown to Spring Break posted on your bulletin board,
  5. To incorporate the NCAA tournament bracket into your instruction.  

My Corner of the World

How do you keep yourself organized? For Kristen Fristoe, agriculture teacher at Breathitt County High School, in Kentucky, a calendar and Post-Its seem to do the trick! 


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Ag Teacher Hack

Show your colleagues how much you appreciate them!

Appreciation Favors
Whether for National FFA Week, CTE Month, or just a general faculty and staff appreciation event, this is a great (and cost effective) way to share your gratitude for all those who work with you and your students to make your school's agriculture program the best place to be. 

Thank you Liz Harris, agriculture teacher at Normal Community High School, Illinois for such a great idea!

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

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!


Stay Inspired!


NAAE Membership Benefits

Communities of Practice

With well over 3,000 members, NAAE's Communities of Practice is a great place to make connections with other agricultural educators from all over the United States. Members post ideas, have discussions, and share tried-and-true techniques for creating a better ag program. 


Before You Go. . . 

Washington Leadership Conference (WLC)
FFA provides exceptional leadership training to students of all experience levels through utilization of a three-part, cohesive conference series called the Chapter Leadership Continuum. The final conference in this series is the Washington Leadership Conference (WLC).

Students, chapter advisors, and/or state staff must register for WLC using their FFA account


Mark Your Calendar!


Contact Us

Ellen Thompson
Project Director

Andrea Fristoe
Program Manager


Victoria Hamilton
Marketing Assistant

Aileen Ehn
Program Manager


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.