Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- May 2020

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on May 22, 2020

Totally Acceptable. . . . 

  1. To join us on Thursday, May 28th and Friday, May 29th for our Declaration and Graduation events live on Facebook (and encourage your students to sign up!),
  2. To keep in contact with your students over the next few months for mental and emotional support as we navigate a summer of social distancing, 
  3. To participate in the #NAAEBetterTogether Video Challenge
  4. To take advantage of numerous online professional development opportunities offered this summer (try something outside of your comfort zone),  
  5. To consider presenting a workshop at the 2020 NAAE Convention, in Nashville. Proposals are due June 1st! 

My Corner of the World

The school year is wrapping up for most. What does your #HealthyAtHome workspace look like? For Chad Lewis, agriculture teacher at Mt. Juliet High School, in Tennessee, the virtual learning environment is coming to a close, but a summer of online professional development and conferences is just beginning! 


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Ag Teacher Hack

Vet Science Professional Development

We are all trying to up our game in a world of distance learning and fall classroom uncertainty and are quickly becoming Zoom experts! Check out this great professional development opportunity for veterinary science from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension! Thanks Nikki Boutwell, ag teacher at Clint Independent School District, in Texas for sharing this with us!

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

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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!


Healthy Habits

#HealthyAtHome Tips & Ideas

As we continue to navigate through an era of social distancing and try to define a "new normal," it is important to focus on our mental health. Here are some tips for staying strong and coping with stress during this time of uncertainty.


Promising Practices

Looking for online professional development? Attend a Virtual Agricultural Business Foundations (ABF) BriefCASE this summer!


NAAE Membership Benefits


With the current status of COVID-19, we are extending our deadline for awards and grants to June 1st.  Make sure to log in to your account, upload your documents, and submit your application for the 2020 NAAE Awards! 


Before You Go. . . 


Contact Us

National Association of Agricultural Educators 
2525 Harrodsburg Road
Suite 200
Lexington, KY 40504



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™, Growth Energy, and BASF as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.