Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- June 2020

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Jun 26, 2020


Totally Acceptable. . . . 

  1. To make it a goal to use more inclusive language in your professional and personal life, 
  2. To check out the NEA Diversity Toolkit for resources and tools to help you gain a better understanding of diversity and develop a strategy to make sure your program is a safe place for all,
  3. To grow professionally by seeking out diversity and inclusion training, brought to you by our friends at the Cultivating Change Foundation, 
  4. To recognize there is an Unequal Opportunity Race in our nation and work to change that,
  5. To research microaggression and work towards changing your own habits to help unite people from all backgrounds in the family of ag education.

My Corner of the World

How is your "COVID Corner" looking these days? For Loghan Hallett, agriculture teacher at Greenwood Middle/High School, in Wisconsin, a shared workspace builds motivation and inspiration to work hard while staying #HealthyAtHome. 


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Ag Education for ALL!

Agricultural Education for All is a joint partnership of the National Association of Agricultural Educators and the National FFA Organization with the goal of ensuring all in agricultural education feel welcome, safe and celebrated as their authentic selves. Every month in New Teacher News we will feature some of the outstanding teachers making a difference and creating inclusive, diverse and equitable programs for their students. 

This month, we would like to introduce you to Keont é Edmonds, agriculture teacher at Heritage High School, in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Keonté is an advocate for agricultural education and a spokesperson for inclusion, diversity, and equity in the BEST. CAREER. EVER!


Ag Teacher Hack

FFA Advisor Professional Development

Need to upgrade your FFA Advisor skills? Check out this great professional development opportunity that addresses your questions about CDE/LDE's and the AFNR value chain. Brought to you by KaCee James and Kim Clark, National FFA Teacher Ambassadors!

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!


Healthy Habits


Do you speak accessibility? Follow this link to find out how to choose the right words to show kindness and respect to your students and colleagues.


NAAE Membership Benefits

Communities of Practice

With well over 11,000 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. 


Promising Practices

Virtual professional development is our "new normal" this summer. We encourage you to take a look at some great TED Talks, including The Danger of a Single Story, to further your awareness of the need for inclusion, diversity, and equity in our profession and in our world. 


Before You Go. . . 


The National Association of Agricultural Educators, with support from the CHS Foundation as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, developed the My Local Cooperative initiative to educate the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs about the benefits and opportunities of agriculture cooperatives. My Local Cooperative contains resources, tools and instructional modules to educate others about the role of agriculture cooperatives and agriculture cooperative career opportunities. My Local Cooperative has trained teacher facilitators who are available to provide state and/or regional level training to other teachers who want to include cooperatives in their classroom instruction. Complete the online request form to schedule your My Local Cooperative teacher training today. The training is provided at no cost to the host state/region. Contact Ellen Thompson, for more details.


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.