Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- July 2020

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Jul 29, 2020


Totally Acceptable. . . . 

  1. To check out the NAAE Connect podcast to learn about NAAE resources, catch up to speed on new and innovative practices, and connect with current and future agricultural educators and supporters. Find it on iTunesSpotify, or Google Play
  2. To be #HealthyAtHome, support your state's economy, and unwind a little for the summer by visiting a local landmark or tourist attraction where you can easily follow social distancing guidelines,
  3. To consider Communities of Practice, the Ag Ed Discussion Lab, and Pinterest your best friends when it comes to classroom management, design, lesson plans, and online learning tools for whatever this school year ends up looking like,
  4. To use the hashtag #NAAEBetterTogether on social media to showcase how you have been able to take this time of uncertainty and be an ag teaching rockstar,
  5. To read High-quality CTE: Planning for a COVID-19-impacted School Year, a new publication from ACTE to help you navigate the upcoming school year.

My Corner of the World

Summer sure has looked different for us all this year. How did your community and state decide to handle livestock shows? For Erica Whitmore, agriculture teacher at Deer Park High School, in Washington, show season went virtual!


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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 Riley Hintzsche, agriculture teacher at Streator Township High School, in Streator, Illinois. Riley has worked tirelessly to create a classroom environment where all of his students feel comfortable to be their true and authentic selves. 


Ag Teacher Tips & Tools

Ag Ed for All Professional Development Webinars

Whether you are preparing yourself to go back into the classroom in-person or online, it is important that you take with you new tools to help better engage your students and make them feel welcome, safe and restored. Check out these great webinars coming up that focus on inclusion, diversity, and equity so that we can make Ag Education an inviting place for ALL.

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Stay Inspired!


Healthy Habits


As COVID-19 continues to spread, along with a climate of uncertainty, it is important to still focus on our mental health and stability. Check out these helpful tips for building and maintaining mental strength. 


NAAE Membership Benefits

U.S. Ag Ed Listserv

The U.S. Ag Ed Listserv is for use by agriculture teachers, state staff, teacher educators, and others interested in agricultural education. 


Promising Practices

Google Classroom is a great resource to use whether you are teaching in a physical classroom or through a computer screen. Follow this link for more great information and to be trained on how to make the most of your Google Classroom experience.


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.